Senate confirms Notre Dame law professor to appeals court bench

Amy Barrett, critic of Roe v. Wade, wins appointment to 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on 55-43 vote; attacked by Democrats during confirmation hearings for her Catholic faith

The Senate confirmed a Notre Dame law professor to a Chicago-based federal appeals court Tuesday despite widespread criticism from advocacy groups. Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Tim Kaine (Va.) and Joe Manchin(W.Va.) joined Republicans in the 55-43 vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Barrett has claimed that ObamaCare’s … [Read more...]

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Judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett attacked for her religion

This afternoon, during a confirmation hearing for 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein attacked the nominee for her Roman Catholic faith. Barrett is a law professor at the University of Notre Dame who has written about the role of religion in public life and delivered academic lectures to Christian legal groups. Drawing on … [Read more...]

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