In spite of hypocrisy, coronavirus regulations, and the absence of several GOP Senators who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the US Senate is moving ahead with the process to install Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court.Ahead of the start of the hearing on Monday, October 12, Barrett has released her full opening statement online. In addition to family details, and boasting of her clerking under Justice Scalia, Barrett lays out her approach to the law:
Courts have a vital responsibility to enforce the rule of law, which is critical to a free society. But courts are not designed to solve every issue or right every wrong in our public life. The policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People. The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try.
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