Trump Taps Amy Barrett to Replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court

Mish

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As widely speculated, Trump Plans to Nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Judge Barrett, 48 years old, a member of the Chicago-based Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is a former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

 People close to the White House cautioned that the decision won’t be final until Mr. Trump makes the official announcement, which is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern time. 

Mr. Trump told reporters Friday at Andrews Air Force Base, near Washington, D.C., that he had made a decision, “in my own mind” but declined to elaborate. Told it was being reported that Judge Barrett got the nod, Mr. Trump responded, “I haven’t said that…I haven’t said it was her but she is outstanding.”

Bitter Nomination Process Will Begin

A confirmation looks likely based on Senate Republican Statements Regarding Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy

It takes 4 Republicans to block the appointment. So far there are two.

  • Against: Sue Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) 
  • Noncommitted: John Boozman (Arkansas), Bill Cassidy (Louisiana), Mike Enzi (Wyoming), Jim Risch (Idaho), Pat Roberts (Kansas) and Tim Scott (South Carolina) have not come out in favor or against a prompt vote.
  • All Other Republican Senators: In favor of a prompt vote.

Lindsey Graham Galling Take

Please play the video. The key part starts at the 20 second mark.

"I want you to use my words against me."

And they now are.

Speculation

Barrett is Catholic. Speculation is that she would vote to overturn Roe v Wade and Obamacare.

One really does not know. 

Barrett successfully ducked all such questions in her 7th Court of Appeals nomination process.

Mish

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FactsonJoe
FactsonJoe

Barrett wrote earlier that since Vatican and Catholic Court are against the death penalty that catholic judges should recuse themselves in those cases and she would recuse herself.

I hope that was just youthful dumbness because if Barrett really takes instructions from the Vatican and Catholic church which are pro illegal immigration and even ordered US catholic churches to hide illegal immigrants from US authorities then Barrett might be like RBG on immigration.

Vatican and Catholic Church want all illegal immigrants to stay in USA, all asylum seekers to get asylum,to bring as many refugees to USA as possible, stop all deportations, are against walls and immigration controls of any kind and Pope washes the feet of illegal immigrants in Italy and elsewhere and Catholic Church funds "rescue" ships in the Mediterranean Sea that communicate with and work together with people smugglers and pick up boats/dinghies full of Africans wanting to get to Europe from near the Libyan coast and then give them a ride to Italy.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Trump playing 4-D chess against Ds and Media. They will latch onto the Catholic thing and T will allow them to ‘Bork’ her, then replace with Lagoa in nomination. Barrett is a statist-globalist who has proven to be on the side of mandatory masks, lock-downs (taking the side of Illinois Governor Fatso) and vaccinations.

FactsonJoe
FactsonJoe

One observation about Lindsey Graham:

He made those statements BEFORE the Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court where Democrats tried to stop and character assassinate and totally destroy Kavanaugh with the BS said by that Blasey Ford character.

She did not remember any details and had no corroboration and no contemporary witnesses and not even people who she had told her story sometime in her life but made claims Kavanaugh had tried to do something to her.

Then when she did not seem to be enough to stop Kavanaugh Democrats dredged up the Julie Swetnick character to go on media tour and she claimed she participated in parties where Kavanaugh and his buddies were running rape trains.

Democrats are totally unhinged as a party and have no ethics whatsoever.

Maybe this time we will see claims from Democrat women that Amy Barrett is a lesbian and raped some Democrat woman in college...

The speech Lindsey Graham made in the Kavanaugh hearings is the best of his career and if he makes a similar speech in this case then Lindsey Graham will be re-elected.

Mish
Mish

Editor

Anyone who believes Trump is playing 4-D chess is clearly afflicted with TDS Type II

Soft_coding
Soft_coding

I would have been shocked if they didn't move forward. Not giving a vote to Merrick Garland was dereliction of duty ('advise and consent') - sad there was never a legitimate lawsuit brought forth.
Regardless, they have every right and responsibility to advise and consent.
There are no conservative and liberal justices, just different approaches to the law (originalism etc) its naive to think these approaches are closely aligned with political ideologies that also shift.

Its not worth being worried about the court. All these judges are decent people who are passionate about their vocation. They take their responsibility seriously and I'm grateful for that.

Nobody will overturn a major ruling without a big shift in public perception or impact. The court will protect its own survival.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

This whole Roe vs. Wade thing is a ridiculous red herring.
Roe vs. Wade is the law of the land, having been already decided by the court.
It is not up to the court to overturn its own previous decision, but rather would require a Constitutional Amendment to do so.
Anyone using that logic to deny this woman a seat on the Supreme Court is being disingenuous, at best.

wmjack
wmjack

Don't really have to have a hearing not required just a vote--Short and sweet

njbr
njbr

Wow, this is so funny.

Trump proposes a conservative devout Catholic, not knowing the actual tenets of Christianity. He thinks it's all a con-game like the Falwell's love-boat antics.

What if she actually believed what it is written in the Bible about how Jesus wanted us to live our lives.

You guys are IN TROUBLE !!!

AHAHAHAHAHA!!!

What a bunch of hypocritical dummies!

Isaiah 1:17
Verse concepts
Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow.

Proverbs 31:9
Verse Concepts
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

Matthew 22:39
Verse Concepts
The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

James 1:27
Verse Concepts
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Matthew 25:40
Verse Concepts
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Zechariah 7:9-10
“Thus has the Lord of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother; and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’

Jeremiah 22:3
Verse Concepts
Thus says the Lord, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Romans 12:15-18
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

Micah 6:8
Verse Concepts
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?

Deuteronomy 10:18
Verse Concepts
He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 24:17
Verse Concepts
“You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow’s garment in pledge.

Deuteronomy 27:19
Verse Concepts
‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Matthew 7:12
Verse Concepts
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Psalm 82:3
Verse Concepts
Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Proverbs 22:16
Verse Concepts
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself
Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 14:31
Verse Concepts
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker,
But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

Proverbs 29:7
Verse Concepts
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor,
The wicked does not understand such concern.

Proverbs 28:27
Verse Concepts
He who gives to the poor will never want,
But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Realist
Realist

Watching America self-destruct under Trump is the most interesting thing on television or on the internet.

Ignore the pandemic as deaths climb above 200k.

Ignore those who have lost their jobs, businesses and livelihoods because of the economic fallout from the pandemic.

Ignore any principles you ever held in your life.

Keep sowing hatred and division.

America just keeps sinking lower and lower and lower into Trump’s swamp.

After he rigs the election, it is going to be even more fun to watch. So much winning (for Russia and China).

Sadly, it isn't much fun for Americans. My condolences.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

The Democrats should suggest letting vote happen ASAP. The hearings shouldn't go past election day and they should be nice to ACB. By the way why does she use her maiden name still ? It is almost like Hillary Rodham Clinton or Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. I thought these conservative people didn't like it when a women marries but keeps her maiden name as part of the overall name. What has gotten into ACB. It looks like she needs a name change first.

Greggg
Greggg

She has less than 3 years experience as a judge. Appointed to her position by Trump. Hmmm. Well, we knew Trump would not look to the 9th Judicial Circuit for an appointment.

AshH
AshH

As an Idahoan, I would be SHOCKED if Risch voted against anything that Trump wanted. I think you can safely remove him off your list of potential dissenters.

mtnwoman
mtnwoman

Her anti-abortion stance is just red meat for the base.
The win for McConnell (and loss for democracy, the planet, working people, the sick) is that she is very reliable to:
Crush labor unions, curtail environmental regulation, constrain the voting rights of minorities, limit government support for health care, and free the wealthy to buy political influence.
(Hi Mish, I knew you back in the Motley Fool Bush years)

mtnwoman
mtnwoman

Guess who were involved in the Bush v Gore case in 2000?
Bret Kavanaugh
William Barr
Amy Barrett
John Roberts (yes, that one)
Roger Stone (conveniently freed to practice his black arts...)

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

What a fckn CRAZY nation you are ! How in the world can a religiously indoctrinated, fanatic person become a, unbiased reliable judge ?!

Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab

Isn't there something in the US Constitution, an amendment or something, about freedom of religion? It goes something like: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...
Now, to me, a non-American by the way, this would seem to mean that one's religious beliefs, whether fervent or part-time, are irrelevant.

numike
numike

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”
― Seneca

Sechel
Sechel

I don't agree with Barrett and I don't like how this decision is going down but its a mistake to ignore the fact that Barrett is intelligent and capable. She is qualified and to suggest otherwise is a mistake.

I also think the attacks on Barrett because of the Church she attends are idiotic and puerile. Unless she's made public statements she can't really be judged by the affiliation. Many churches , synagogues and mosques are not egalitarian. That's just a fact. But its a mistake to say that every member of that place of worship privately holds the same position. It's like saying every Democrat and Republican has adopted the entire party platform.

Totally fair to judge Barrett on her public statements, writings and record on the bench but saying she can't be a supreme court justice because she doesn't belong to the right church or simply belongs to any church is not a legitimate criteria

Sechel
Sechel

The Federalist society looked at Barrett's record and certainly believed she would overturn

TCW
TCW

"I want you to use my words against me." That was before democrats started burning down the country and advocating violence and full-blown socialism.


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