Sheldon Whitehouse Wants to Prevent Justice Barrett from Protecting Free Speech

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 25, 2021 (Susan Walsh/Reuters)
Once again, the conspiracy-theorist senator is browbeating the Court for strictly partisan purposes.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Senate’s leading conspiracy theorist, Sheldon Whitehouse, is at it again in his desperate campaign to delegitimize and intimidate the independent judiciary out of protecting constitutional liberties. This time, he’s after Justice Amy Coney Barrett over a free-speech case that will be argued Monday before the Supreme Court. Whitehouse has written a letter demanding that Justice Barrett recuse herself from the case because one of the parties is related to another organization that supported Barrett’s confirmation. Whitehouse’s argument is weak, inconsistent, and unsupported by precedent, and it ignores the context of the case itself.

The case is Americans for Prosperity Foundation

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