By Alexander J. Gonzalez
Since the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there has been a bit of controversy surrounding President Trump and his supreme court nominee. While it is the President’s duty to appoint a new SCOTUS when a seat is empty, the democrats believe that it should have waited until after the 2020 Presidential Election.
Democrat leaders say that they think the people should decide who the next SCOTUS will be, via voting for the next U.S. President. Republican leaders rebuttal by stating that the president is elected for four years, not three, and that he has the authority and the duty to nominate a new SCOTUS.
Nevertheless, President Trump decided to go forward with the nomination. Of the long list of candidates, he chose to nominate Justice Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th District.
Justice Coney Barrett was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the oldest of her seven siblings. She attended the University of Notre Dame and later graduated from Notre Dame Law School.
After law school, she worked as a law clerk for two years, and shortly after she began to practice law at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington D.C. Notably, she was the assistant to George W. Bush’s representation in the Bush v. Gore lawsuit.
Raised as a Catholic, Amy has claimed many times that her faith is very important to her. This is one of the most popular topics discussed in her current SCOTUS senate hearings. The Democrats want to make sure that Comey Barrett’s religious and personal views would not interfere with her decision making as a Supreme Court Justice.
In comparison to the last SCOTUS nomination, the controversy of these hearings is equivalent to nothing. Democrats would love to find any reason to not nominate ACB to the court, however, they can find nothing. In addition, every question directed towards ACB has been answered with intelligence and professionalism.
Justice Coney Barrett has been doing everything she can to show that she is more than qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She has shown the senate that she will be fair and balance when making her decision on Supreme Court cases, and not let her personal feelings get in the way.
Do you think ACB will get confirmed before the election? Do you think that she would be a fair and balanced SCOTUS? Let me know in the comments!