Opposition to the Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett
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There are myriad compounding factors that make the advancement of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court a direct threat to the legitimacy of our democracy. Because of the highly politicized circumstances surrounding her nomination, the truncated process the Senate majority intends to pursue over vociferous dissent from the Senate minority and the public, the overlay of the pandemic, and for additional reasons outlined in the report, this nomination process must be halted immediately, and the vacancy on the Court should be filled after the next Congress has begun and the winner of the 2020 presidential election is inaugurated.

We oppose the confirmation of Judge Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. We base our opposition on both the extraordinary circumstances in which this confirmation effort has unfolded and on the record of this nominee, whose stated views and writings demonstrate that her addition to the Court would further threaten core civil rights protections that hang in the balance before a sharply divided Court.