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Amy Coney Barrett



  • Which Constitution is Amy Coney Barrett Talking About?

    by Jamelle Bouie

    The Times columnist argues that the original meaning of the Reconstruction Amendments establish a constitutional vision of equality and civil rights that conservative originalists ignore. 



  • Coney Barrett’s Moment of Truth

    by Garrett Epps

    "At the center of this moral swamp is St. Amy, a person whose life gives many real evidences of high morals and deep faith and good works. Why would such a person lend herself to such a tawdry charade?"  



  • Amy Coney Barrett on Guns

    by Jake Charles

    A Second Amendment scholar examines the SCOTUS nominee's historical interpretation of prohibitions on individual firearm ownership, concluding that her record shows a commitment to gun rights but uncertainty about how she might rule on particular cases.



  • How SCOTUS Nominations Became All-Out War

    by Robert L. Tsai

    The rise of national parties, the use of the judiciary to advance policy goals, and the decision of Republican leadership to consolidate a narrow electoral base have made judicial nominations a partisan battle the Founders did not adequately anticipate, according to American U. Law professor Robert Tsai.



  • Amy Coney Barrett, Good People, and Ideology

    by Walter G. Moss

    Barrett may have many fine personal qualities and virtues, but if she acts as a conservative ideological Christian, she could cause much harm to individuals (and our planet as a whole).



  • President Washington and the Character of the First Supreme Court

    by Lindsay M. Chervinsky

    The first Supreme Court was not the magisterial institution we know today. Both Congress and the executive branch saw its role in political terms, and its composition as subject to change to reflect the shifting needs of the nation. 



  • The Case to End the Supreme Court as We Know It

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    The Supreme Court has historically supported democratic and egalitarian change only when forced by social movements. People must stop looking to the power invested in the court and start looking for the power latent in themselves. 



  • Republicans are Desperately Trying to Change the Subject

    by Neil J. Young

    Republicans will attempt to paint Democratic opposition to Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination as anti-Catholic. There's no evidence for this charge and it's really an attempt to distract from the norm-busting dash to seat a justice before an impending election. 



  • The Story Behind Amy Coney Barrett’s Little-Known Christian Group People Of Praise

    Massimo Faggioli, a church historian and theologian at Villanova University, a Catholic school, studies these lay-led movements — also called “renewal” groups — that began popping up since Vatican II. While some are a source of spiritual energy, they may also reflect militance and untransparent leadership. 



  • Amy Coney Barrett and the “Kingdom of God”

    by John Fea

    Liberal critics have seized on a quote from the potential Supreme Court Nominee's graduation speech to Notre Dame law students as evidence of a theocratic mindset. A historian of American religion warns the metaphor of the "kingdom of god" is widely used in political rhetoric.