Washington DC, Sept.29 (DP.net).– Judge Ginsburg died last September 18 after a long and distiguished career. Following his constitutional duties, President Trumpo nominated Seventh Circuit Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Judge Ginsburg.
Judge Barrett was nominaed to the US Court of Appeals on May 8, 2017 and the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 to recommend her appointment. On October 31 she was confirmed by the Senate with a bipartisan 55-43 vote in her favor. During the Judiciary Committee meeting she was questioned about her religious beliefs and she answered: "My personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear on the discharge of my duties as a judge". Facing other questions she further stated that: "It is never appropriate for a judge to impose that judge's personal convictions, whether they arise from faith or anywhere else, on the law."
Judge Barrett identifies as an originalist. She is a constitutional scholar with expertise in statutory interpretation. Barrett was judicial law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia. She has spoken and written of her admiration of Scalia's close attention to the text of statutes, and praised his adherence to originalism.
In July 2018, after Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement, she was reportedly one of three finalists Trump considered, along with Kavanaugh and Judge Raymond Kethledge.Add a comment Leer más...