Retired federal appellate judge Thomas Griffith told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that Judge Amy Coney Barrett had ruled against the tenets of her Catholic faith when the law and the Constitution required.
Griffith, speaking in favor of confirming Barrett to the Supreme Court on the last day of confirmation hearings, said:
I have seen firsthand that judges can and do put aside party and politics in a good faith effort to correctly interpret the law. [Justice Elena] Kagan made the same point at her confirmation hearing. She flatly rejected the that difficult cases turn on, quote, what is in a judge’s heart, close-quote. Instead, as she put it with her characteristic wit, it’s law all the way down. That is precisely the type of jurist Judge Barrett has been. In Price versus City of Chicago, She ruled against pro-life litigants who challenged an ordinance that barred them from approaching women near abortion clinics for the purpose of leafleting, protesting, or counseling. Even though there were substantial