Politics Trump Didn’t Choose Barrett — She Was Chosen for Him

15:06  27 september  2020
15:06  27 september  2020 Source:   nymag.com

Fact check: 'Kingdom of God' comment by SCOTUS contender Amy Coney Barrett is missing context in meme

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In choosing Judge Amy Coney Barrett , the president opted for the candidate most likely to thrill his conservative base and outrage his liberal opponents. Mr. Trump noted that she would be “the first mother of school-aged children ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court,” and Judge Barrett called

Mr. Trump plans to announce on Saturday that she is his choice, according to six people close to the process who asked not to be identified disclosing the Mr. Trump met with Judge Barrett at the White House on Monday and Tuesday and was said to like her personally. While he said he had a list of five

In Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump has found a Supreme Court nominee to atone for his many sins — his unfitness for office, his abuses of power, his disdain for the rule of law and basic decency. Her nomination on Saturday to fill the seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is at once a stroke of luck and preordained.

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On the one hand, no one was expecting a new vacancy so close to the election, let alone one amid a crippling pandemic and an economy in shambles. For a president who loves to change the subject, Barrett is a distraction like few others. On the other, Barrett, a devout Catholic, was always a favorite among social conservatives and the religious right to ascend to the nation’s highest court — a version of her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “The cake was baked,” as one Senate aide put her pre-nomination embrace to Axios.

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Donald Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the US Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Taking to the podium after Trump , Barrett said she was "truly humbled" by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court.

" She was the plan all along." A Senate source says Judge Amy Coney Barrett is expected to be @realDonaldTrump's pick to replace Justice Ginsburg, citing @LindseyGrahamSC telling other GOP Watch Robert Barnes breakdown of Barrett . The worst pick possible! She was for the Lockdowns!!!

Together in the Rose Garden, both she and Trump basked in the glory of the moment, a singular opportunity to “dramatically flip the balance of power” on the Supreme Court, as Barrett herself explained during television remarks in 2016, the year Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans denied President Obama the hearing for his nominee that Trump is now claiming. McConnell’s gambit, arguably, won over conservatives who couldn’t abide the thought of Trump in the Oval Office. Whether it’ll work again will fall to voters. “I’m deeply honored by the confidence that you have placed in me,” Barrett told Trump during brief remarks on Saturday.

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Judge Barrett has impressed the brightest judicial and legal minds with her profound understanding of the Despite previous attacks based on her religious faith, I hope Democrats choose not to engage in another At Joint Base Andrews Friday evening, President Trump was asked about the Barrett pick.

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With her as the ninth justice, a 5-to-4 conservative majority with Chief Justice John Roberts as the Supreme Court’s center would become a 6-to-3 conservative supermajority with Kavanaugh in the middle. At 48, Barrett is also the youngest nominee to the Supreme Court since the rough ascension of Clarence Thomas — who, as Democrats’ luck would have it, also happened to replace a constitutional giant, Thurgood Marshall. Equality under the law, if not Ginsburg’s own mark on the law, now hang in the balance.

But there was no room at Saturday’s coronation for dire predictions. At the White House, Barrett ticked all the boxes. She spoke adoringly of her husband and seven children. She paid tribute to Scalia, boldly proclaiming that “his judicial philosophy is mine.” And, as any woman judge should, she praised Ginsburg’s stature in the law, acknowledging that flags in Washington are still flying at half staff on her behalf. “Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me,” Barrett told the crowd. “She not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them,” she added.

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Trump plans to officially announce his choice tomorrow at 5pm EST, but he declined to confirm he has selected Barrett when asked this evening. The network also said it was unclear if Barrett has been told she is the choice, and noted that she may be informed “as late as possible to maintain secrecy

Mr Trump 's Democratic rival, Joe Biden, insists the decision on her replacement should wait until after the vote. She was only the second-ever woman to sit on the Supreme Court. The appointment of judges in the US is a political question which means the president gets to choose who is put forward.

Like other nominees to the federal bench, Trump didn’t choose Barrett; she was chosen for him. Under the Constitution, he may be the appointing authority, the person whose signature adorns the 200-plus judicial commissions he has signed since becoming president. But in the end Trump is only a vessel, an instrument through which the Federalist Society, conservative legal activists, and a pliant Senate have made the judiciary a little bit more Trumpian — the average Trump judge is more conservative, if not ideological, than the median Republican appointee from generations past. A Trump judge bound by Supreme Court precedent can lament abortion as “a moral tragedy” and get away with it. In striking down Covid-19 restrictions, another may resurrect a precedent long-ago dead and buried. And yet another may come to Trump’s rescue at every turn.

It is all this winning on judges, by all accounts Trump’s chief legislative achievement, that keeps Republicans beholden to him. The prospect of a Justice Amy Coney Barrett makes even ardent Never Trumpers look the other way. Mitt Romney falls in line. No failure of leadership or moral character — on Covid-19, the scourge of racism, the abuse of the levers of power — is too great for the promise of a federal judiciary remade in Trump’s image. The Senate, with McConnell at the helm, may not move to protect the election, pass new coronavirus relief, extend the deadline for the Census, or bolster the capacity of the U.S. Postal Service. But it’ll move heaven and earth to ram Barrett through, even as voters are already charting the course of the next four years.

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President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. Change it here DW.COM has chosen English as your language setting. The Republican-majority Senate is likely to back Barrett , paving the way for a more conservative top court.

Mr. Trump interviewed Judge Barrett when he ultimately chose Justice Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2018. But even her boosters admitted Mr. Trump ’s mind was made up and there was close to zero chance he would choose someone he had never even met on the rushed

Hearings have already been scheduled for the week of Oct. 12. Short of boycotting them, Democrats have few tools at their disposal. Attacks on Barrett’s religion will fail and should be off limits. The same goes for attacks on her womanhood, her family, or her credentials, which are sterling by any objective measure. Fair game are her views on Roe v. Wade, judicial precedent, and her own record as an appeals judge — which has already shown signs of being even more conservatives than other Republican appointees on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where she has served since 2017.

If Senate Democrats are feeling bold and want to keep Sen. Dianne Feinstein from unnecessary gaffes, they’d be wise to follow the Kavanaugh precedent and have appointed counsel lead all the questioning. That worked well during aspects of Trump’s impeachment inquiry. The public will be well served by able cross-examining more than all the grandstanding and pontification that are typical of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which can be as chaotic as they are unilluminating. It’s not like Barrett hasn’t expressed views worth addressing. “I tend to agree with those who say that a justice’s duty is to the Constitution and that it is thus more legitimate for her to enforce her best understanding of the Constitution rather than a precedent she thinks clearly in conflict with it,” she wrote in a legal journal in 2013.

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I asked Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor who specializes in judicial ethics, what, if anything, Barrett’s acceptance of the nomination, amid so much calamity in American life, says about her character and temperament. He told me in an email that that was beyond his expertise. But he added that he thinks that the law of recusal, which requires judges and justices to step aside in cases where their impartiality might be reasonably questioned by the public, would apply to a Justice Amy Coney Barrett — based on Trump’s own position that he expects a nine-member Supreme Court to deliver for him come Election Day.

“Trump appears to have announced his expectation that she will vote for him if Trump v. Biden reaches the court,” Gillers told me. “It is in the wake of that expectation that she was chosen. Chosen in September, she may [be] on the court that decides Trump’s fate in November or December. In these circumstances, to the public it looks like Trump, facing a court contest, was able to pick the judge who would decide it. Wouldn’t we all like to pick the judge who will decide our fate? I think that’s how the public will reasonably see it.”

Republicans push Barrett confirmation as Democrats criticize timing .
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