Amy Coney Barrett, Jewish liberals and the US Constitution
by Ruthie Blum
September 29, 2020
…Her personal life and politics are not the main thorns in the side of the left, however. No, the real problem is one that her detractors are doing everything in their power to obfuscate: that she believes in the separation of powers—restricting the purview of the Supreme Court to interpreting the law rather than forging it. During her speech at the White House on Saturday—with her husband and seven children in attendance—she was clear on this matter. “A judge must apply the law as written,” she said. “Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold.” READ MORE
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