Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court
Democrats began an onslaught of insults and negative rhetoric against the republican party after Judge Amy Coney Barrett won the senate vote 52-48, with zero democrat support and one dissenting republican vote in the most partisan supreme court nomination vote in the history of the country.
Senator Chuck Schumer took to the podium to decree that today “will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate”
"Today, Monday October 26, 2020, will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate,"
Senate Minority Leader Schumer says, ahead of expected vote to confirm judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.https://t.co/IMszMSZDut pic.twitter.com/SxgVt5hG5W
— ABC News (@ABC) October 26, 2020
Similarly, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently unhappy with the new supreme court selection immediately wanted to expand the Supreme Court justice numbers.
BREAKING REPORT: Minutes after the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets "EXPAND THE COURT"…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 27, 2020
What does this mean for Police?
In many cases, as an appellate judge, Coney Barrett has voted in favor of police in use of force cases according to analysis from Reuters on the subject in the leadup to her nomination.
“Her record also makes clear she is predisposed to side with law enforcement in the context of excessive force cases,” said Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which opposes Barrett’s confirmation.
In a post citing several cases in which Coney Barrett presided, Accountable.us stated that Coney Barrett has sided with police 86% of the time in cases put before her.
“When a law enforcement issue is at hand, Amy Coney Barrett’s history suggests that it is overwhelmingly likely she will rule in the police’s favor,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “In a year marked by widespread police brutality and killings, the Senate is attempting to drive through a nominee who has shown herself to be no friend to those alleging harm at the hands of law enforcement. The Senate should be focused on helping American families and small businesses who need relief, not on the president’s radical judicial agenda.”