On Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee held Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing for a seat on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to the hearing, Alliance for Justice and others had raised serious concerns about Barrett’s past academic writing, which suggested that she would put her personal views ahead of the law and would feel free to decline to apply Supreme Court precedent.
Democratic senators demanded that Barrett answer tough questions about her most controversial writings. But instead of fully and truthfully answering senators’ questions, Barrett repeatedly gave misleading testimony. In some instances, Barrett’s answers flatly misrepresented statements she had given in the past. Read more