How Amy Coney Barrett Will Influence the Supreme Court

How Amy Coney Barrett Will Influence the Supreme Court

| By Alexander Heller | (Published on September 26, 2020)

Pesident Trump announced last week that his nominee to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be a woman. According to early reports, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is seen as the favorite to replace Ginsburg. Recent reports have confirmed her selection.

At just 48 years old, Barrett is likely to be the youngest woman to be nominated to the Court as well as the second-youngest Justice to be nominated overall. Aside from the inevitable Senate battle that’s likely to ensue in the coming weeks, the Louisiana native has been seen as a rising star among many religious conservatives. Barrett’s exact influence on the Court remains to be seen. If confirmed, her presence would give conservatives a major win from a SCOTUS term marred by equally major losses on the high court. It will have an immeasurable influence for decades to come.

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The Supreme Court term that Trump and Conservatives hated

The Supreme Court term that Trump and Conservatives hated

|By Alexander Heller| (Published on July 10, 2020)

Back in October of 2019, conservatives were rightfully optimistic about this year’s Supreme Court term. Justice Neil Gorsuch began to be seen as the most hardline supporter in the conservative block and Justice Brett Kavanaugh would finally begin his first full term on the bench.

Conservatives were fully prepared to reap the benefits of its unprecedented influence on the judiciary, but just as arguments began to be heard cracks started to take shape. Chief Justice Roberts was no longer the solid vote conservatives long since viewed him as, and the true judicial philosophies of Gorsuch and Kavanaugh didn’t sit well with many on the right.

It wouldn’t be until late March when the most conservative Supreme Court in a generation would hand conservatives their biggest losing streak in recent memory. In a sheer stroke of luck, it seems that liberals finally have the momentum they’ve been looking for.

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