Senate confirms "controversial" Catholic judge

November 1, 2017

The Senate has confirmed Trump judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. You might remember that her recent confirmation hearing sparked controversy after Senators Diane Feinstein and Al Franken seemed to imply that because she’s a Catholic Pentecostal, she might ignore the law and insert her religious views into her rulings. It was a shocking, underhanded attempt to impose a religious litmus test and open the door to banning people of faith from government positions.

Franken’s attacks were doubly ironic considering (A.) he slammed her for having ties to a “hate group” (actually a legit Christian legal aid group) and not “vetting” groups she associates with, while getting that slanderous designation from the partisan and unreliable Southern Poverty Law Center; and (B.) he implied she was unfit for the job of judge, when she is a summa cum laude graduate of Notre Dame law school, a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and a professor of law at Notre Dame. FYI: before becoming a United States Senator, Al Franken was on “Saturday Night Live.” But he never made it to being a “Not Ready for Prime Time Player.”


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At the link, you’ll find more about the controversy, the blowback and Barrett’s religious and legal views, which I’m sure she will not mix up on the bench. Now, if only liberals were half as concerned with making sure judges didn’t ignore the law and insert their political views into their rulings.

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  • Rita Ainley

    11/01/2017 07:37 PM

    when are the Democrats going to stop all this crap. They just make people madder than they are already at democrats and their slamming of our President and Republicans with lies and made up stories

  • Joyce Taylor

    11/01/2017 02:58 PM

    As usual, liberals have no problem bashing Christians for their beliefs while they dare anyone to say anything against Islam. Muslim bakers refused to bake cake for a gay wedding and no one says a word; Christians refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding and they are forced out of business, called anti-Islam, anti-gay, etc. and are found legally culpable. http://dailysurge.com/2015/04/watch-muslim-bakeries-refuse-to-make-gay-wedding-cakes/ Liberals want the nation destroyed so they can blame Christians for its destruction. They have no shame.

  • Lynda Schwemmer

    11/01/2017 02:53 PM

    I would be curious if the President will have a chance to appoint a conservative to the notorious 9th circuit?

  • Jerry D. Woods

    11/01/2017 12:53 PM

    How many recounts did it take to get Al Franken elected to Senate ? How many new ballot boxes did it take to defeat the incumbent ?
    Constitutional Law appears to frighten the Democrat law makers and many of their supporters severely !
    I look forward to the Senate finally approving our American Elected President Donald J. Trump's nominees and getting his agenda approved that America elected him to do!

  • kevin springs

    11/01/2017 12:52 PM

    Only a liberal brain could come up with such nonsense. If her religion was Islam she would have been applauded and confirmed with nobody questioning her allegiance to a religion.