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Opening Statement of Amy Coney Barrett

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow, here’s a partial transcript of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s opening statement:

I also clerked for Justice Scalia, and like many law students, I felt like I knew the justice before I ever met him, because I had read so many of his colorful, accessible opinions. More than the style of his writing, though, it was the content of Justice Scalia’s reasoning that shaped me. His judicial philosophy was straightforward: A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were. Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that he did not like. But as he put it in one of his best known opinions, that is what it means to say we have a government of laws, not of men.

Amy Coney Barrett
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Activists Disguised As Lawyers

In consideration as to the circumstances regarding a failure of the legal team to adequately inform Christine Blasey Ford “in a manner consistent with the best interests of the client” (American Bar Association Rule 1.3) regarding privacy, wherein several communications by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley extended offers to meet discretely with Ford at any place convenient to her, including in her home State of California, Fox News contributor Gregg Jarrett notes:

The very senator who Ford trusted to keep her story confidential encouraged the professor to hire Democratic-activist lawyers who may have been motivated to push for a public hearing in defiance of their client’s wishes is extraordinarily significant.

Source: In Kavanaugh battle, are Ford’s lawyers representing her, or the Democrats? – by Gregg Jarrett