Former Vice President Joe Biden has said he’ll move to protect abortion rights if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, the historic decision that protected a woman’s right to have an abortion.
The Democratic presidential nominee told an NBC News town hall in Miami on Monday that if the historic ruling on abortion is overturned, his “only response to that is pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do.”
When guests arrived to the White House last Saturday for a triumphant event unveiling President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, their first stop was a small room in the White House basement.
After providing their names, phone numbers and dates of birth, each was taken one-by-one by a staff member from the White House Medical Office to a smaller room nearby. The door was shut, and out came the swab.
One swirl in the right nostril, one swirl in the left. As their names were written on a paper sleeve to contain the sample, they were told: “No news is good news.”
So began what is
Judges do not have to reveal how much was spent on their behalf, but the Federalist Society paid for travel, lodging, meals and her convention registration, according to the disclosure report. Altogether, the trips covered 17 days, including five days for the convention.
Those were among 13 trips that Barrett reported altogether. Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley and Northwestern University paid for her to come and engage with students. The University of Notre Dame, where she continued to teach while serving as a judge, also paid to send her to give speeches in Seattle and Savannah, Ga. George Mason University paid for her to attend a tribute to the late former Justice Antonin Scalia held in Arlington and Washington.
The St. Thomas More Society of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dallas paid for her to attend the Catholic Bar Association General Assembly in Dallas for three days
President Donald Trump’s official nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett excited more than just evangelicals and supporters of the pro-life movement on Saturday. The nomination of a non–Ivy League judge to the Supreme Court of the United States is the first in almost four decades.
Since Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated and confirmed as the first woman to the bench in 1981, all 13 justices who followed O’Connor graduated from Harvard Law School or Yale Law School. O’Connor graduated from Stanford Law School.
However, if Barrett is confirmed, it would open a new path for law students who
Barrett was a paid speaker five times, starting in 2011, at the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a summer program established to inspire a “distinctly Christian worldview in every area of law,” tax filings show. It was founded to show students “how God can use them as judges, law professors and practicing attorneys to help keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel in America.”
The Blackstone program is run by Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy group whose founding leader has questioned the “so-called separation of church and state” as it is often understood. In the years Barrett spoke there, the fellowship’s suggested reading list included a book co-written by the same leader that lamented how Christians for too long had been “AWOL from the courthouse.”
When Barrett was before the Senate in 2017, to be confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 7th
President Donald Trump said that he believes Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will look at issues before the court similar to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, by applying the “law as written.”
Trump formally nominated Barrett on Saturday. During the announcement, the president described the judge as “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds.” He said “she is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.”
Democrats have strongly criticized Trump’s decision to nominate Barrett as well as Republicans efforts to move forward with the confirmation process ahead of the election on November