Yes, Democratic Senators Have Questioned Judicial Nominees about Their Faith

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, May 15, 2018. (Erin Schaff/Reuters)
Amy Coney Barrett is not the only judge to have faced improper scrutiny from Democrats over her religious beliefs.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S ince it became public that Donald Trump was considering nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, filling the vacant seat left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a great deal of negative media attention has focused on Barrett’s Catholic faith.

Some pundits, for instance, have insinuated not only that Barrett will overturn the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade — which legalized abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy — but also that, if she votes to do so, it will be because she’s seeking to impose her religious views on the entire country.


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