Manuel Balce Ceneta – Pool / APFederal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s third nominee for the Supreme Court, is pictured in an Oct. 1 file photo. (Manuel Balce Ceneta – Pool / AP)
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will tell senators that courts “should not try” to make policy, leaving those decisions to the political branches of government, according to opening remarks for her confirmation hearing obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, set to begin Monday, are taking place three weeks before Election Day.
“I have been nominated to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat, but no one will ever take her place,” Barrett wrote, according to her opening remarks.
Barrett wrote that she has resolved to maintain the same perspective as her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who was “devoted to his