Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2020, 3:00 PM

Barrett’s Front-Runner Supreme Court Status Renews Faith Debate

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler

President Donald Trump’s reported front-runner to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg has reignited a long-running debate over whether religious judges can keep their faith separate from their rulings, and if that’s a valid litmus test for nominees.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a proud Catholic who’s been outspoken in speeches and writings about her strongly held religious beliefs and opposition to abortion. Her faith became a point for Democrats in attacking her nomination to the appellate court in 2017.

“It would have the likely effect of galvanizing Republican-leaning voters to turn ...

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