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‘Judges are not policy makers': Trump's SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett says policy views shall not influence court decisions

Posted On: Sep 26, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

‘Judges are not policy makers': Trump's SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett says policy views shall not influence court decisions

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, picked by President Donald Trump for the US Supreme Court, has said a judge's policy views must play no role in their decisions ahead of what is expected to be a highly-politicized confirmation process.
Speaking alongside Trump in the Rose Garden, minutes after he officially tapped her to fill the SCOTUS seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barrett reaffirmed her commitment to the judicial philosophy of her mentor, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
“I clerked for Justice Scalia more than twenty years ago, but the lessons I've learnt still resonate. His judicial philosophy is mine too: A judge must apply the law as written,” Barret said.
Judges are not policy-makersand they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold
While saying that she continues to be guided by Scalia, she also mentioned the friendship the late judge had with Ginsburg, noting that it proves that sharp difference of opinion “need not destroy personal...

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