Rochester, NY—Earlier today, President Donald Trump appointed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Barrett has served on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017. Before becoming a federal judge, Judge Barrett clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, practiced law in Washington, D.C., and was a professor at Notre Dame Law School. Judge Barrett has accumulated an impressive body of legal scholarship and has authored almost 100 judicial opinions.
NYCF Executive Director Jason J. McGuire made the following comments: “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms applauds the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Barrett is an exemplary nominee with a distinguished background that includes federal judicial experience as well as teaching and scholarship. Significantly, the Judge is an originalist and a defender of the Constitution. She is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and would make a strong addition to its ranks.”
McGuire continued, “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms calls upon the United States Senate to move forward with the confirmation process and to confirm Judge Barrett before Election Day. We further urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct a clean and thorough process that is free from the types of anti-Catholic prejudice that were displayed toward Judge Barrett when she was confirmed to the federal bench in 2017. We look forward to Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court tenure, and we encourage her to stand firm in upholding the Constitution regardless of the immense political pressure to do otherwise.”
“I encourage people of faith throughout New York to pray for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family as she prepares for the Supreme Court confirmation process. It is a brutal gauntlet. We should also pray for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the entire Senate as her nomination is evaluated,” concluded McGuire.