This Federal Judge May Be Conservative 'Dream' for Court - Page 2

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic and mother of 7, is seen as a top contender
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2018 2:32 PM CDT

  • 7 quotes: Bustle rounds up seven quotes from Coney Barrett, including her assertion that it is "never appropriate for a judge to apply their personal convictions, whether it derives from faith or personal conviction." She also once told students at Notre Dame, where she got her law degree, "A legal career is but a means to an end ... and that end is building the Kingdom of God."
  • People of Praise: The New York Times has reported that Coney Barrett is a member of a Christian group called People of Praise, some of whose "practices would surprise many faithful Catholics," writes Laurie Goodstein. "Members of the group swear a lifelong oath of loyalty, called a covenant, to one another, and are assigned and are accountable to a personal adviser, called a 'head' for men and a 'handmaid' for women. The group teaches that husbands are the heads of their wives and should take authority over the family."
  • A prediction: Matt Lewis hopes Trump picks Coney Barrett, and he predicts that he will. But Lewis also expects critics to portray her as a "weird extremist," he writes in the Daily Beast. Expect people to bring up the "handmaid" reference in the People of Praise item above in the context of the The Handmaid's Tale, which he writes would be wildly misleading. The pick would surely lead to a lively fight with Democrats, but Lewis thinks Trump would relish it.

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