‘Brilliant lawyer, a genuine and good person’

A liberal Harvard law professor defended Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court, calling her “brilliant” in a recent op-ed.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House Saturday.


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Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House Saturday.

“Like many other liberals, I’m devastated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, which opened the way for President Donald Trump to nominate a third Supreme Court justice in his first term. And I’m revolted by the hypocrisy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s willingness to confirm Trump’s nominee after refusing to even allow a vote on Judge Merrick Garland,” Bloomberg opinion columnist and lawyer Noah Feldman wrote Saturday.

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“Yet these political judgments need to be distinguished from a separate question: what to think about Judge Amy Coney Barrett, whom Trump has told associates he plans to

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