Barrett says judges can’t ‘walk in like a royal queen and impose their will’

By Mary Margaret Olohan

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said Tuesday that judges cannot “walk in like a royal queen and impose their will.”

The Supreme Court nominee spoke Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill as questioning began during her second day of confirmation hearings. Chairman of the Senate Committee Lindsey Graham asked Barrett whether the Supreme Court could revisit the Second Amendment case District of Columbia v. Heller.


“If someone challenged Heller below, because a state or local government passed a law contradicting Heller, the Supreme Court would have to take that case, once it was appealed, all the way up,” Barrett responded. “So the court would have to decide, yes, we want to overrule and we have enough votes and then do so.”

Graham asked Barrett, a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, if this process is “true no matter what the issue is,” whether the issue be guns, abortion, health care, or campaign-finance.

“Judges can’t just wake up one day and say, ‘I have an agenda, I like guns, I hate guns, I like abortion, I hate abortion,’ and walk in like a royal queen and impose their will on the world,” Barrett said.

“You have to wait for cases and controversies, which is the language of the Constitution, to wind their way through the process,” she continued.

Some media figures and Democrats have suggested that Barrett’s strong Catholic faith and personal beliefs on abortion make her unfit to serve on the Supreme Court.

Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein told Barrett at her 2017 confirmation hearings, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”

Media also previously falsely linked People of Praise’s use of the word “handmaid” to the dystopian novel and show, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” before issuing corrections and retractions noting that there is no established link between People of Praise and novelist Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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4 thoughts on “Barrett says judges can’t ‘walk in like a royal queen and impose their will’

  1. Judge Barrett endured one assault after another during a 12 hour so called hearing while the lazy politicians took breaks, naps and ate etc.. The idea of demanding anyone sit for an interview of hate for 12 hours is not a good way to start a new job and there is much more to come. The politicians hold themself up as a higher human than the lowly recipient who has to sit on Nationwide tv and be insulted over and over again.

  2. Hardest hit was our stooge leahy….the creepy bum had the audacity of
    accusing ACB of wanting to take away female rights….WTH??? has
    paddy boy finally gone over the Alzheimer cliff like joey crayons??

    She more then proved her qualifications by running rough shawed over the
    incompetent low info and iq dem assault sqad.. her knowledge of law and constitution are the reason she was chosen and her persona proves it was the right choice… Thanks Pres Trump.

  3. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one class act and after watching the hearing yesterday
    answering all the biased gotcha questions from the Democrats and she held fast !!

    This TV circus show will be over in a few days and we should have a new and highly
    qualified Supreme Court Justice and yes per the constitution ………………..

    I’m not sure who was more pathetic, Pat Leahy or Mazie Hirono both are babbling Idiots.

  4. She is a smart looking mother of 7, of whom two are adopted.
    She speaks in exact, measured phrases, displaying logic and common sense.

    A breath of fresh air in the Congress, which has some despicable members, blathering mostly hate/derision-filled, knowledge-lacking nonsense.

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