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ADF CEO responds to President Trump’s nominee to US Supreme Court

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom President and CEO Michael Farris regarding President Donald Trump’s nomination Saturday of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Any nominee should be an originalist with a public record demonstrating deep commitment to protecting Americans’ constitutional freedoms, including religious freedom and free speech for all. Judge Barrett has an encouraging record of advocating for constitutional freedoms, and she deserves a fair and respectful confirmation process in the Senate. Unfortunately, critics have wasted little time in criticizing her Catholic faith and suggesting that her convictions disqualify her from public service. Like Justice Ginsburg, she has deep convictions. Judge Barrett has repeatedly stated her commitment to decide cases based on law and not on personal opinion. It’s religious bigotry to suggest that any judge would do otherwise simply because she is a person of strong faith. If that bigotry becomes part of the confirmation process, it will violate the Constitution.”


Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.


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