Amy Coney Barrett, federal judge, Notre Dame Law professor, legal scholar, devout Catholic, mother of seven.
SIGN THE LETTER TO NOMINATE AMY CONEY BARRETT TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
I urge you to sign a letter, as I and many already have, urging President Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, federal judge, Notre Dame Law professor, and a devout Catholic, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Barrett has received the support of a number of Christian and conservative groups who hope that her judicial philosophy and moral principles can better our country, if nominated.
When President Trump nominated her as 7th Circuit Appeals Court judge last year, despite her prestige as a legal scholar, professor, and attorney, she faced strong opposition from senators who were uncomfortable with her strong Catholic identity, particularly Dick Durbin and Diane Feinstein, who notoriously told Barrett, “the dogma lives loudly within you.”
This led to a debate on how anti-religious bigotry is still very much present in our Congress. However, it also provided an opportunity for a majority of senators to support Judge Barrett and stand up for religious liberty, decrying the anti-Catholicism that their fellow senators displayed. Here is a video from EWTN recalling that battle:
Below is another video showing how even mainstream evangelical Christians are declaring Judge Barrett to be their favorite nominee in light of her devout Catholic faith and judicial philosophy. This is a great example — the inversion of the anti-religious bigotry referenced above — of how far relations between Protestants and Catholics have come in this country.
In this video, Pat Robertson’s son, Gordon P. Robertson, who is the CEO of Christian Broadcasting Network, encourages viewers to pray for Barrett, referencing with fondness that she is a charismatic Catholic, and highlighting that, since she is in her 40s, Judge Barrett would be a remarkable person to have on the Supreme Court for the next 40 years.
The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy presents a historic opportunity. This could be the first time in decades that the U.S. Supreme Court may gain a 5-4 conservative majority, and that unjust cases written by justices influenced more by political ideology — what is called “judicial activism” — as opposed to respect for the Constitution — cases which have legalized abortion, gay marriage, and many other violations of human dignity and natural law — may see their end.
Please sign the letter to President Trump, and please keep him, Judge Barrett, and the other nominees in prayer. May God guide this important and historic decision. If President Trump can pick a nominee as strong as Justice Neil Gorsuch, his first pick to replace Justice Scalia, then he would prove himself as indeed responsible for much good for decades to come.