Rochester, NY—Today, the United States Senate voted, 52-48, to confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.
NYCF Executive Director Jason J. McGuire made the following comments: “Conservatives across the nation have cause for celebration tonight. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial record, scholarly writings, reputation, and performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee all demonstrate that she has the potential to become an outstanding Supreme Court justice in the mold of her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia.”
McGuire continued, “Service on the Supreme Court of the United States is no easy task. An effective Supreme Court justice must possess intellectual brilliance, impartiality, integrity, decisiveness, a commitment to the United States Constitution, the ability to write clearly and persuasively, the wisdom to distinguish between valid arguments and flawed ones, the strength to admit when a prior Court decision is in error and must be overturned, and the courage to withstand various forms of political pressure. More than that, a good Supreme Court justice must be humble enough to make decisions based on the law and the Constitution and not on her own policy preferences. At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we wish Judge Barrett and her family well as she prepares to take on this monumental responsibility.”