The full Senate will vote next Monday, October 26, to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Tuesday.
“We will be voting to confirm Justice-to-be Barrett next Monday, and I think that will be another signature accomplishment in our effort to put on the federal courts, men, and women who believe in a quaint notion that the job of a judge is actually to follow the law,” McConnell told reporters after the Senate Republicans’ weekly lunch, Breitbart reported.
This is good news for anyone opposed to Supreme Court Justice’s “legislating from the bench.” Judge Barrett is on the way to the court, and she subscribes to textualism or the original meaning of the Constitution.
Justices who subscribe to the legislating policy frequently test the public’s pulse before writing or concurring with Supreme Court Opinions; they usurp the legislature’s role and abandon the original words in the U.S. Constitution.
Classic examples of legislating include cases like Roe v. Wade and Griswold v. Connecticut. These cases suggest that the Bill of Rights’ right to privacy is guaranteed through, or via “penumbras” (shadows) formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance. However, the Constitution does not contain any language supporting this position.
This is why Democrats and extreme leftists favor Justices who are willing to depart from the Constitution and favor their positions.