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Who is Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett?

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President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The president made the announcement during the much anticipated White House event Saturday. He also joked before Barrett came up to speak that she would have a smooth confirmation, knowing that the Democrats are ready to put up fight.

“Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court,” said Trump. “She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.”

Her story is remarkable and those who know her, including some who worked for Justice Ginsburg, support her nomination. She is a devoted wife and the working mother of seven children. Two of her children were adopted from Haiti and one child has special needs. In her address at the White House post her nomination, she spoke highly of her husband and the importance of family.
 

She would be only the fifth woman to serve on the Supreme Court. With her confirmation she would become the only mother currently on the Court.

Yet, it is her future that will determine the course of the nation. Her love for the Constitution and justice makes her the best warrior to protecting America and the rights our nation grants its citizens.

Here’s some fast facts about Barrett and why this decision by President Trump will mark his legacy and in my opinion make his presidency one of the greatest in modern political history.

Her Career and Education

  • First, Barrett serves as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, after she was confirmed to that court with Bipartisan support in 2017.
  • She graduated magna cum laude from Rhodes College and summa cum laude and first in her class from Notre Dame Law School
  •  Barrett clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and renowned Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman.
  •  Scalia considered her his best student
  • The American Bar Association rated her “well qualified” during her 2017 Circuit Court confirmation
  •  Barrett is a Professor at Notre Dame Law School since 2002.
  • Formerly, she taught law at the University of Virginia and George Washington University 

More than 70 prominent legal scholars signed a letter in support of Barrett’s 2017 nomination
 

Important Facts:

  • All living  Supreme Court clerks who worked with Barrett in 1998 wrote in support her nomination. Three of those clerks worked for Justice Ginsburg.
  •  Every single full-time faculty member at Notre Dame Law School – 49 total – signed a letter in support of Barrett’s nomination
  •   470 of Barrett’s former students signed a letter in support of her nomination in 2017 
  • Barrett is a devout Catholic, and is actively involved in her community and her church
  • Barrett Attended Notre Dame Law School On A Full-Tuition Fellowship And Won The Hoynes Prize, Given To The Graduate With The Best Academic Record.
  • Barrett Served As Executive Editor Of The Notre Dame Law Review. (“Hon. Amy Coney Barrett,” University Of Notre Dame, Accessed 9/19/20)
  • All living  Supreme Court clerks who worked with Barrett in 1998 wrote in support her nomination. Three of those clerks worked for Justice Ginsburg.
  •  Every single full-time faculty member at Notre Dame Law School – 49 total – signed a letter in support of Barrett’s nomination
  •   470 of Barrett’s former students signed a letter in support of her nomination in 2017 
  • Barrett is a devout Catholic, and is actively involved in her community and her church
  • Barrett Attended Notre Dame Law School On A Full-Tuition Fellowship And Won The Hoynes Prize, Given To The Graduate With The Best Academic Record.
  • Barrett Served As Executive Editor Of The Notre Dame Law Review. (“Hon. Amy Coney Barrett,” University Of Notre Dame, Accessed 9/19/20)

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FBI punishing employees who attended Jan 6 rally by revoking security clearances

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The official Twitter account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee released an alarming warning: “Whistleblowers alert that the FBI appears to be attempting to terminate the employment of employees who were engaged in protected First Amendment activity on January 6, 2021.”

A letter from ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), to FBI Director Christopher Wray, addresses how several whistleblowers exposed the FBI of stripping employees of security clearances.

The letter cites claims of multiple whistleblowers who say the FBI has been purposely punishing those who attended then-president Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6, 2021, by revoking their clearances. Reportedly many of them did not even enter the U.S. Capitol.

“While FBI employees may not participate in partisan political campaigns, [they] do not give up their rights to engage in political speech activity,” wrote Jordan. “We have serious concerns that the FBI appears to be retaliating against employees for engaging in political speech disfavored by FBI leadership,” he added.

The primary whistleblower is described as a 20-year veteran of the FBI and U.S. military. Jordan believes the FBI’s actions could potentially result in the administrative extermination of the individuals’ employment because the FBI requires top-secret security clearances for majority of its employees.

Jordan has required that the FBI brief the committee on the security clearances matter by May 20.

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