A meeting with Amy Barrett is scheduled for October 12.
Judge of the seventh circuit court of appeals Amy Coney Barrett at a hearing in the US Congress will say that if she is confirmed as a member of the Supreme Court of the country, she intends to use this position solely on the law, and not on personal preferences and political views. This was reported on Sunday by The Washington Post.
The publication posted on its website, a written opening statement by Barrett, prepared for the hearing to consider her candidacy in the legal Committee of the US Senate. A meeting with Barrett is scheduled for Monday.
“I also worked for justice, Scalia (Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, held this position in 1986-2016 ). The content of his reasoning shaped me. His philosophy on the issue of legal proceedings was simple: the judge should apply the law as it is prescribed, and not as the judge would like,” the document says.
“The courts have an important responsibility to ensure the rule of law, which is crucial for a free society. But courts are not designed to solve all problems or correct all mistakes in the life of society. Political decisions and value judgments of the authorities should be made [and made] by the government’s political branches, [whose representatives] are elected and accountable to the people. The public should not expect the courts to do this, and the courts should not try. This is the approach I tried to take as a judge of the seventh circuit. In each case, I carefully considered the arguments of the parties, discussed the issues with my colleagues in court, and did everything possible to achieve the results required by the law, whatever my own preferences,” Barrett will say.
In her opening remarks, she will also highlight the achievements of Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will take her place if confirmed by the Senate. “I was nominated to be judge Ginsburg, but no one will ever take her place. I will always be grateful for the path she showed and for the life she led,” the document says.