Trump Announces Amy Coney Barrett For Nomination To US Supreme Court

With the recent passing of US Supreme Court associate Ruth Bader Ginsburg the nation has anxiously anticipated Trump’s newest nominee.

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018. Seated, from left to right: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator’s Office.

The anticipation comes as great concern for many reasons:

  1. Supreme Court Judges are appointed for life (meaning they don’t have to retire and will usually be replaced after they pass; such as Ruth Ginsburg).
  2. They are the representatives of the highest court in the land of America and can ultimately revise laws in our constitution that can have positive or negative impacts for years to come.
  3. Supreme Court judges differentiate on ideologies therefore a selection of too many biased judges (whether liberal or conservative) can create an unbalance of decisions made on critical laws brought to the Supreme Court.

Yesterday Trump announced that his nominee ( who will replace Ruth Ginsburg’s vacant seat) will be Amy Coney Barrett. The decision is said to be an unusually fast selection process primarily for the fact that Republicans blocked Obama from picking a third Supreme Court judge before his second term as president expired. Trump and US GOP Senators, however, are doing the exact opposite because they have the numbers in the US Senate to push Trump’s nominees through before the November election regardless of how Democrats feel.

To no surprise, Amy Coney Barrett is listed a strong conservative with deeply religious morals ( ideologies that can play key roles in the future decisions of abortion laws and LGBTQ laws). While the world is still learning more about Amy’s history and record as a judge, she does not come off as extreme as the most recent Trump appointed judge Brett Kavanaugh. Only time will tell what Americans are in store for during these next few years. The harsh reality is whether or not Trump has four more years can determine just how radical laws can change and be reversed within this next decade.

Family photo of Amy Coney Barrett, her husband Jesse Barrett, and their seven children Emma; Vivian; Tess; John Peter; Liam; Juliet; and Benjamin