Judicial Watch Statement on Senate Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is a great victory for the U.S. Constitution. It is another great victory for constitutional government. Most Americans agree with Justice Barrett that the Supreme Court should apply the law as it is written and leave the legislating to the people’s elected representatives.
We are grateful that the Senate rejected the leftist attacks on Justice Barrett and moved to solidify a conservative majority on the Supreme Court. As she testified at her confirmation hearings, Justice Barrett rejected the idea that judges should be political activists:
I interpret the Constitution as a law, that I interpret its text as text and I understand it to have the meaning that it had at the time people ratified it. So that meaning doesn’t change over time. And it’s not up to me to update it or infuse my own policy views into it.
As an immediate priority, Justice Barrett and the rest of Supreme Court should reject the Left’s desperate efforts to use the courts to undermine election security and rig the elections.