New Supreme Court Justice Takes Her Seat

Tray Taylor, Staff Writer

With the seat for the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice now filled, let’s take a look at our new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Barrett was sworn into the seat of Associate Justice on October 26. It has been apparent in her previous decisions that she isn’t unbiased. During a confirmation hearing, they are supposed to respond vaguely to questions as they should only come to a decision after being asked by the court, so Barrett’s pre-emptive answering was a bit worrying.

Within the past month, in the aftermath of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this new justice has been sworn into her seat, leaving us with a mostly conservative Supreme Court that includes Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett.

Her hope to overturn Roe v. Wade, which was the court case that legalized abortion, has been prevalent along with the possibility of removing and repealing gay marriage. So far, it seems her intention toward the Supreme Court is to revert more liberal changes and revert protections such as the previously mentioned Roe v. Wade.

Her decisions, however, cannot be predicted. She is intended to remain unbiased on decisions until they are presented by the court. 

On top of this, she has only been a circuit judge for two years, and her record on decisions seems to be unfavorable to victims of harassment and prejudice. We will just have to sit back and observe from here on out, it seems.