On Saturday, President Donald Trump nominated the circuit judge on the US court of appeals Amy Barrett to succeed late justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ruth Ginsburg passed away on 18th September, 2020. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which was the cause of her death. Trump called Amy as an intellect and someone who is loyal to the constitution. He said that she would be a perfect fit as she is fair and follows the law accurately. He announced it in front of the republic senators and media calling her one of the most brilliant legal minds.
After the announcement, Barrett came forward talking about the type of laws she would like to carry forward. However, she gave no specifics regarding the laws. According to her, the judges are not meant to be policymakers. In fact, they are someone who should follow the written rules and regulations. After Trump nominated her, people have started questioning his integrity. He had said that in case he loses the upcoming elections, there will not be a peaceful transfer of power.
Today, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court — a jurist with a written track record of disagreeing with the Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
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— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 26, 2020
How did Joe Biden react to Trump’s decision?
Joe Biden, who is the presidential nominee for the Democrats has rejected Barrett to take the position of Justice. He has said that Barrett has a track record of disagreeing. She has been upholding the Affordable Care Act. Also known as the Obamacare Act, it was enacted in March 2010. Biden has said that the position can remain vacant till the time new election results are out. The decision of the supreme court affects every citizen’s daily life and so, the decision should be taken in a proper direction. Barrett has been said to be someone with a conservative view and her religion is still unknown. Many suspect that her beliefs might affect the decisions that she will be taking.
Who is Amy Barrett?
Born on 28th January, 1972 Amy Vivian Coney Barrett is a circuit judge, jurist, and lawyer. Barrett got her law degree from Notre Dame Law School with a full scholarship. She graduated first being summa cum laude of the 1997 batch. She was working as a law professor at Notre Dame and was not known to anyone. Amy was on the list of potential picks for the US circuit. Senator Dianne Feinstein was grilling her for her Catholic beliefs when she caught the attention of Trump when she maintained her cool throughout answering the questions patiently. She is married to Jesse Barrett who was in the same class with her during her graduation. They have seven children. They had adopted one of them after the Haiti earthquake. With the elections in November and both the parties campaigning, every decision is super sensitive as we don’t know what will happen.