Barrett expected to reiterate belief that elected officials, not courts should make policy decisions in opening remarks
President Trump's Supreme Court candidate, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is expected to reaffirm her belief that the role of the Supreme Court is to "enforce the rule of law" rather than "solve any problem or correct any wrong in public life" , during her opening speech. received by The Associated Press and other publications for their Senate confirmation hearing this week.
Barrett's expected comments reflect those she made after receiving the nomination last month. She initially focused on her family and the path she had taken in her legal career before receiving the call from Trump. She also pays homage to former Supreme Court Justices, Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, before giving a preview of their legal philosophy. "Government policy decisions and value judgments must be made by the political branches that are elected and accountable to the people," she is expected to do. "The public shouldn't expect courts to do this, and courts shouldn't try."
What the judges should do will "carefully" examine the arguments put forward by the party and "do everything possible to achieve the outcome demanded by the war," regardless of personal preference.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings are set to begin Monday and spark controversy over their proximity to the November elections. Read the full awaited comments below and read more at The Associated Press.
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