Skip to comments.Barrett won’t commit to recusing from election disputes
Posted on 10/13/2020 11:04:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is vowing to bring no agenda to the court, batting back senators questions Tuesday on abortion, gun rights and the November election, insisting she would take a conservative approach to the law but decide cases as they come.
Judges cant just wake up one day and say I have an agenda, I like guns, I hate guns, I like abortion, I hate abortion and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world, Barrett said at the second day of confirmation hearings before the Senate.
The 48-year-old appellate court judge, nominated by President Donald Trump and on track for quick confirmation before the Nov. 3 election, also declined to commit to recusing herself from any cases arising from that election.
I cant offer an opinion on recusal without short-circuiting that entire process, she said.
Barrett was on Capitol Hill for a second day of hearings, the mood quickly shifting to a more confrontational tone from opening day. She was grilled in 30-minute segments by Democrats strongly opposed to Trumps nominee, yet virtually powerless to stop her. Republicans are rushing her to confirmation before Election Day.
Trump has said he wants the ninth member on the court to handle any cases that may arise. But Barrett said it would be a gross violation of judicial independence to make a commitment on how shed rule. She insisted she has not spoken to the president or his team about how she would handle such cases.
Earlier, a frustrated Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat, on the panel, all but implored the nominee to be more specific about how she would handle landmark abortion cases, including Roe v. Wade and the follow-up Pennsylvania case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which confirmed it in large part.
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Remind me, which Democrat ever recused himself or herself from anything?
never say what you would do
and to be lectured by this liberal feminist... when you could be her judge tomorrow....
And she shouldn’t
asking a judge to recuse themselves without a legitimate reason is the same as forum shopping, manipulating the voting members on a court to be more favorable to your case.
>> Judges cant just wake up one day and say I have an agenda, I like guns, I hate guns, I like abortion, I hate abortion and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world,<<
Try telling that to Sandra Day O’Connor, the wise latina, Elena Kagan (or David Souter O YES HE DID!)
The Dem echo chamber, one after another, keeps asking Barrett to give an opinion on hypothetical cases, which she continues to refuse to do.
It is show boating, nothing more, wasting everyone’s time. While then the Dems complain that they should be working on Covid relief instead of confirmation.
it three AP hacks to write this dreck.
it three AP hacks to write this dreck.
I just hope she as conservative as Ginsburg was liberal.
And 3 Al Reuters hacks to write THIS dreck
Trump’s Supreme Court pick says she is not ‘hostile’ to Obamacare, dodges on abortion
Reuters ^ | October 13, 2020 | By Lawrence Hurley, Patricia Zengerle, Andrew Chung
Kagan, a few times actually. But she has some integrity, unlike Ginsberg or the Retarded Latina. The lesbian, Jewish Kagan actually voted with conservatives in support of a Christian school who fired an employee who announced they were gay.
And she damn well shouldn’t. When I see Lefists recusing themselves from ANYTHING (with only one rare exception) I will open one ear.
Otherwise and forever, pound sand.
oh my, they’ve really got her now- she won’t make it now- by golly- this is it- she might as well withdraw herself fro m the running- This is hugh and seriel
Kagan did not recuse herself with Obongo care. She helped write it. You cannot get much more conflicted then that.
Well I have to give credit where it’s due then. Thanks for telling me this.
Its absolutely ridiculous!
Shes going to be hired for a job BEFORE an election...
The Dems are THREATENING legal trouble already - well before said election...
And they want her to promise to NOT do her job when that happens?!?!?
Anyone would be INSANE to accept these demands.
This ass Senator Coons is on now and he won’t shut up. What a self-important schmuck.
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