October 30, 2020
Justice Amy Coney Barrett—Where Does She Stand?
On Monday, the Senate confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, solidifying a 6-3 conservative tilt and causing some to fear how this may change outcomes of the Court’s rulings. While Justice Barrett remained tight-lipped on how she would vote on upcoming cases like the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and abortion restrictions, her past work may give us insight into how she may lean. Barrett has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals since 2017; from 2002 until then, she was a constitutional law professor at Notre Dame. Justice Barrett has historically authored more conservative opinions, including arguing against the constitutionality of the ACA. Learn more about her stances in other policy areas.
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