Laura Wolk, a former student of Barrett’s at Notre Dame and the first blind woman to clerk at the Supreme Court, called Barrett “one of the kindest individuals I have ever known” and credited Barrett with helping her get the technology she needed to succeed at law school.
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The senators discussed the confirmation timetable during executive session Thursday morning, before the committee proceeded to hear witnesses on Barrett’s candidacy.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was at the Vatican this week talking about China and human rights and meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin covers this story here on Register Radio.And then, we hear from Register contributor Andrea Picciotti-Bayer about President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett and the grueling confirmation process that lies ahead.
In an exclusive interview with EWTN's Raymond Arroyo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the recent Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, his faith, and the importance of religious freedom.
Barrett on Wednesday affirmed that the abortion cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, as well as the gun rights case D.C. v. Heller, are not “super-precedent” as they are the subject of active litigation.
Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Senator Lindsay Graham said, marks “the first time in American history that we’ve nominated a woman who is unashamedly pro-life and embraces her faith without apology.”
Pressed repeatedly for her views on abortion, marriage, health care, and other issues, Barrett invoked a standard on Tuesday that she credited to Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she had been considered for the Court: “no hints, no previews, no forecasts” of future decisions, as Barrett summarized it.
Discussing her nomination, Barrett called the confirmation process “difficult” and “excruciating,” and that she and her husband had “a very brief amount of time” to make the decision whether or not to accept.
Barrett, in her opening remarks, said that she believed “Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written.”