Amy Coney Barrett Is the Product of a Corrupt and Politicized Supreme Court Nomination Process

Charles Pierce / Esquire
Amy Coney Barrett Is the Product of a Corrupt and Politicized Supreme Court Nomination Process Judge Amy Coney Barrett. (photo: Getty Images)

The justice is a little bit tardy in her concerns around the Court's credibility.

Well, now we have a good idea of how the division of labor on the Supreme Court works: the newest justice has the job of locking the barn. From the AP (via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune):

Justices must be "hyper vigilant to make sure they're not letting personal biases creep into their decisions, since judges are people, too," Barrett said at a lecture hosted by the University of Louisville's McConnell Center. Introduced by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who founded the center and played a key role in pushing through her confirmation in the last days of the Trump administration, Barrett spoke at length about her desire for others to see the Supreme Court as nonpartisan. Barrett said the media's reporting of opinions doesn't capture the deliberative process in reaching those decisions. And she insisted that "judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”

"To say the court's reasoning is flawed is different from saying the court is acting in a partisan manner," said Barrett, whose confirmation to the seat left open by the death of the liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cemented conservative control of the court. "I think we need to evaluate what the court is doing on its own terms.”

Considering that she owes her present (lifetime) position to a process that McConnell personally corrupted, that she is the product of an utterly politicized vetting process, and that she was appointed by the most singularly corrupt president in the history of the republic, I’d say that Barrett is a little bit tardy in her obviously sincere concern for the Court’s credibility. After all, she is merely the most recent, high-profile product of a federal judicial system that McConnell and the conservative intellectual chop-shops have turned into something approximately as non-partisan as McConnell’s own frontal lobes. She’s ascended to her current eminence under a dark and lucky star. She should be grateful for that and stop talking obvious nonsense of which she is a walking refutation.

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