Judge Amy Coney Barrett vows to Follow Justice Scalia
Judge Amy Coney Barrett vows to Follow Justice Scalia by Martin Armstrong for Armstrong Economics
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett intends to honor her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia in her opening speech to the Senate. As I have explained, candidates for the Supreme Court NEVER appeared before the Senate until 1925 when one senator objected because he was being investigated.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Judiciary Committee is a former law clear to former Justice Scalia who has invoked his judicial philosophy that she tries to mirror. According to her opening statement, Judge Barrett is stating clearly that she learned a critical lesson from Scalia to “apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were.” Of all the Supreme Court decisions I have read which are far too many to even number, no other legal mind ever impressed me so much as Justice Scalia. He was truly an unbiased person and applied the law as a strict constructionist.
Judge Barret states: “Justice Scalia taught me more than just law. He was devoted to his family, resolute in his beliefs, and fearless of criticism. And as I embarked on my own legal career, I resolved to maintain that same perspective. There is a tendency in our profession to treat the practice of law as all-consuming, while losing sight of everything else. But that makes for a shallow and unfulfilling life. I worked hard as a lawyer and a professor; I owed that to my clients, my students, and myself. But I never let the law define my identity or crowd out the rest of my life.”
While Michael Bloomberg was offering to pay all felon’s fines in Florida if they would vote, what he failed to understand is that Trump is like by prisoners for he is the first president to reform the laws. Under Obama, he deported more people than Trump ever dreamed of. The Clintons signed in the harsh drug laws that extended the time for blacks. But even more against these assumptions that Democrats are for the people and Republicans are only for the rich, the greatest reform in the drug laws was championed by Justice Scalia.
In Apprendi v New Jersey, this decision championed by Justice Scalia was based upon strict construction. It was a 5-4 opinion delivered by Justice John Paul Stevens, along with Souter, Thomas, Ginsberg, and Scalia. Steven was put on the court by a Republican President as was Scalia, Thomas, and Souter while Ginsberg was appointed by Clinton. Justices Rehnquist, Kennedy, and O’Conner were appointed by Ronald Reagan and Justice Breyer was also appointed by Clinton. That court was 7 republican appointees v 2 Democrat. That decision demonstrates that all this yelling about Barreett will tip the court 6-3 and the world will come to an end we have heard so many times and it is just nonsense.