Read Amy Barrett's Powerful Opening Statement: 'Justice Scalia Taught Me More Than Just Law'

Read Amy Barrett's Powerful Opening Statement: 'Justice Scalia Taught Me More Than Just Law'


As one of America’s highest-profile working moms begins her confirmation hearings, Judge Amy Coney Barrett said former Supreme Court Justice Antonin  Scalia helped mold her philosophy on the bench and in life.

Barrett will begin her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court on Monday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The committee’s last confirmation hearing, in 2018, was a no-holds-barred vituperative confrontation that eventually saw Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed.

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Barrett’s opening statement for her Monday hearing was released Sunday, according to Fox News.

She began by citing the importance of her children, parents and siblings and noted that if confirmed, “I would be the first mother of school-age children to serve on the Court.”

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Barrett on Scalia: “His judicial philosophy is mine, too.” pic.twitter.com/gk4FPAMVRU

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Barrett shared in her statement the impact that working for Scalia, who died in

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