By Michael Stone
Theocracy alert: Federal judge nominee Amy Coney Barrett says religious faith comes before law, and claims the Bible takes precedent over the U.S. Constitution.
A legal watchdog group is warning that Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee for a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is a dangerous religious extremist that is not qualified to serve on the bench.
Recently the Alliance for Justice (AFJ) released a scathing report on Barrett, a professor at the Notre Dame Law School. According to the report, Barrett believes that “judges should be bound by their religious faith, not the law.”
The report notes:
As a judge, Barrett could be expected to put her personal beliefs ahead of the law. She wrote specifically about the duty of judges to put their faith above the law in an article entitled “Catholic Judges in Capital Cases.” Among other things, she strongly criticized Justice William Brennan’s statement about faith, in which he said that he took an oath to uphold the law, and that “there isn’t any obligation of our faith superior” to that oath. In response, Barrett wrote: “We do not defend this position as the proper response for a Catholic judge to take with respect to abortion or the death penalty.”
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