Confirmation of Barrett Advances GOP Court-Packing Plan

Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C., October 31 – Following the Senate vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“With this vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, the GOP-majority Senate is once again ignoring a nominee’s flawed credentials and choosing to fall in line behind Donald Trump. Barrett has declared repeatedly that she believes judges have no obligation to follow legal precedent. Like the other judicial nominees that Mitch McConnell plans to rush through this week, Barrett is an ideologue programmed to toe the conservative line at every step, and her confirmation is part of the Republican strategy to pack the courts with archconservatives who will be making decisions long after Donald Trump leaves office.”