Analyst: Study Supreme Court history before judging Justice Barrett

In replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court now has gained a conservative who could sway cases, including decisions on abortion rights, the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the environment and gay rights.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2020, 11:07 PM

Updated 1,302 days ago

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In a 52 to 48 vote, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court. It was one of the shortest confirmations in the court's history and cements a 6-3 conservative majority potentially for years to come.
"Even though we judges do not face elections, we still work for you. It is your Constitution that establishes the rule of law," she said.
In replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court now has gained a conservative who could sway cases, including decisions on abortion rights, the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the environment and gay rights.
But political analyst Mike Dawidziak says the public should look at history when it comes to the high court.
"Earl Warren is a perfect example. Earl Warren was one of the most conservative governors in the country,” he says. “Eisenhower made him chief justice, and he's the one who ends segregation in schools. So, I would say look at your history because often when jurists get on the bench – they become jurists."
The head of the LGBT Network tells News 12, "With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court justice, every American should be concerned by this and its implications on the progress of equality for LGBTQ people and many other marginalized groups."
Others told News 12 they were happy about Barrett's confirmation. Frank Russo, head of the American Family Association, of New York says, "I am hoping that with this appointment, Roe v. Wade will be overturned and the U.S. recognizes that life begins at conception."


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