Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett invoked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday in refusing to talk about her perspective of homosexual rights and the Constitution.
“Justice Ginsburg with her feature pithiness used this to explain the way the nominee must comport herself in a hearing. No signs, no previews, no predictions. That had become the custom of nominees before her. But everyone calls it the Ginsburg rule since she said it concisely,” Barrett said of this girl whose chair she’d take if supported.
It has become a typical response by Republican large court nominees to recite Ginsburg’s words out of her confirmation hearing.
Ginsburg, who died a month, didn’t utter those words 27 decades back, stating”A judge sworn to decide impartially can offer no forecasts, no hints for this would show not only disregard for the specifics of the specific instance, it would display disdain for the entire judicial procedure.”
But she said much more about a range of hotly debated topics, such as abortion, which went well past the principle which bears her name.
It’s a decision she has to make for herself.
Barrett’s nomination is on a fast track because of her nomination by President Donald Trump just over a couple of weeks ago. Trump and Senate Republicans have said they need her to the court before Election Day, Nov. 3.