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Amy Coney Barrett: Supreme Court partisan perception is concerning

Added 09-12-21 10:22:02pm EST - “Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “‘Hyper vigilant’: Amy Coney Barrett worried over partisan perception of Supreme Court”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution. 

Justices must be “hyper vigilant to make sure they’re not letting personal biases creep into their decisions, since judges are people, too,” Barrett said at a lecture hosted by the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center. 

Introduced by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who founded the center and played a key role in pushing through her confirmation in the last days of the Trump administration, Barrett spoke at length about her desire for others to see the Supreme Court as nonpartisan.

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Barrett said the media’s reporting of opinions doesn’t capture the deliberative process in reaching those decisions. And she insisted that “judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.” 

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