Amy Coney Barrett and the Alternative Elite

Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Vice President Mike Pence walk up the steps of the Capitol to meet with Senators, September 29, 2020. (Erin Schaff/Pool via Reuters)
Can anything good come from Rhodes College?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here’s something deeper and stranger about the opposition to Amy Coney Barrett than to other nominees. It’s not just the way she might change the ideological weight of the court, as a conservative replacing the liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s not exactly her faith either, although that’s part of it. One senses that there’s an unsayable aspect to it. It’s not just her religion — she’s assumed to be a doctrinally orthodox and charismatic Catholic — though religion is a part of it.

As hearings are about to begin, we have been told, over and over again, that elected Democrats do

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