Trump’s latest nominee for the Supreme Court is an anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice religious conservative whose appointment to the court may put marriage equality at risk of being struck down.
President Donald Trump has reportedly chosen a far right wing religious extremist, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to be his third Supreme Court pick, according to The New York Times.
The Times is reporting, and contrary to Trump’s claims, that he did not interview any other candidates. Barrett was vetted, as much as any Trump White House candidates are, when he ultimately chose Brett Kavanaugh as his second SCOTUS choice.
Judge Barrett is anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice, and would vote to strike down Roe v. Wade and same-sex marriage.
In 2006 Barrett told Notre Dame graduates, “your legal career is but a means to an end, and . . . that end is building the kingdom of God.”
Coney Barrett has said she believes “life begins at conception.”
She has made clear she does not respect stare decisis, the legal tenet that says Supreme Court decisions are settled law.
Critical issues such as the right of women to obtain an abortion, the right of same-sex couples to marry, as well as the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) are seen as being overturned with her on the court.
Barrett is just 48 years old, and could sit on the bench for four decades should she be confirmed.
Written by David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement. Image via Wikimedia