What to Know About Amy Coney Barrett’s Views

All the constitutional views of someone like Barrett really mean is that the states should have more prerogative to make laws as opposed to the feds. Not exactly the Enabling Act. Although these conservative jurists are often too deferent to the executive on a federal level, and obviously have a less than an anarchist interpretation of the Bill of Rights.

By Adam Liptak

WASHINGTON — Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, has compiled an almost uniformly conservative voting record in cases touching on abortion, gun rights, discrimination and immigration. If she is confirmed, she would move the court slightly but firmly to the right, making compromise less likely and putting at risk the right to abortion established in Roe v. Wade.

Judge Barrett’s judicial opinions, based on a substantial sample of the hundreds of cases that she has considered in her three years on the federal appeals court in Chicago, are marked by care, clarity and a commitment to the interpretive methods used by Justice Antonin Scalia, the giant of conservative jurisprudence for whom she worked as a law clerk from 1998 to 1999.

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