DemCast USA is proud to be one of twenty eight social justice organizations who have signed a letter to Senators Lindsey Graham and Dianne Feinstein expressing their strong opposition to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The letter discusses Barrett’s conservatism, which will pull the court even further to the right. It says in part “As a Judge, Barrett has done her best to uphold Justice Scalia’s judicial philosophy when it comes to favoring powerful special interests over essential civil rights protections. In a dissent just last year, Judge Barrett suggested that the right to vote was not an ‘individual right, and said that ‘felons could be disqualified from exercising certain rights—like the rights to vote and serve on juries—because these rights belonged only to virtuous citizens.’ “
The letter also states “Overturning centuries of precedent to rush a Supreme Court confirmation process as voters cast their ballots is an insult to the wisdom of the American people. ” This rush to confirmation disrespects the legacy and wishes of Justice Ginsburg.
Please see below for the entire text of the letter:9-16-20BarrettOppositionLetter-1
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