The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in October 2017. She is a Notre Dame Law School alumna and has taught as a member of the Law School’s faculty since 2002.
In contrast to Brett Kavanaugh, who calls Roe v. Wade “settled law” and pandered to pro-abortion Senators, Judge Amy Coney Barrett believes the Roe v. Wade ruling is constitutionally and morally questionable. She was associated with the University of Notre Dame’s “Faculty for Life” group and was reportedly on President Trump’s short list for the Supreme Court. But she was shunted aside because Kavanaugh, a Washington insider, was supposedly a conservative nominee who could be easily confirmed.
We were told that Barrett, a wife, mother, and professor, would have been tougher to confirm. However, this fight would have offered the public an alternative to the notion that the strident left-wing feminism of former ACLU counsel and current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg represents American women.
Ginsburg became a Supreme Court Justice after being appointed by the serial womanizer Bill Clinton. A former ACLU counsel, she voted to uphold an affirmative action program at the University of Michigan that gave someone 20 points just for being black. She officiated at a gay wedding before ruling for gay marriage, a conflict of interest. She once voted to delay the execution of a convicted killer on the ground that the jury that gave him the death sentence failed to take into consideration charges that he was drunk at the time he committed the murder and had a troubled childhood.