Over 300 RNLA leaders, members, and friends have submitted a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in support of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Barrett's nomination has been voted out of the Judiciary Committee and is awaiting confirmation by the full Senate.
RNLA's letter outlines Judge Barrett's impeccable academic credentials and career in the legal profession:
Judge Barrett is exceptionally well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. She graduated magna cum laude from Rhodes College. There, she was selected by the faculty of the English Department as the year’s outstanding graduate. Subsequently, she graduated first in her class from Notre Dame Law School and summa cum laude. She then clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Afterward, she worked as a litigator at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin in Washington, D.C. In 2002, she joined the faculty of her alma mater, Notre Dame, where she taught courses on constitutional law, constitutional theory, statutory interpretation, evidence, civil procedure and the federal courts. There, she was chosen “Distinguished Professor of the Year” on three occasions and has been widely published in prestigious academic journals. In 2017, she was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by the U.S. Senate where she has established a distinguished record of jurisprudence and consistently applied the text of the law as written to the facts of each case.
Furthermore, the letter urges the Senate to confirm Judge Barrett to the Court as soon as possible:
With her outstanding credentials, her deep knowledge of the law, her strong commitment to the Constitution, and her demonstrated judicial temperament, we believe Judge Barrett would prove an outstanding addition to the highest court in the land. We encourage the Senate to provide President Trump with its advice and consent and expeditiously confirm Judge Barrett.
Majority Leader McConnell officially took up the nomination on the Senate floor today. Democratic Senators are employing procedural tactics to try and delay Judge Barrett's confirmation, but today's session illustrated that their tactics will prove to be futile.
MCCONNELL: Judge Barrett's process is backed by precedent, totally within Senate rules and the Constitution. A full and normal process for a brilliant nominee.— Senate Republican Communications Center (@SRCC) October 23, 2020
In about 72 hours, I anticipate we’ll have a new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/CfSYTkgjgj
RNLA's letter in support of Judge Barrett can be viewed in its entirety here.