The Supreme Court stands as the final bulwark against discrimination in the name of religion and the distortion of our first freedom. In her time on the bench, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of the separation of church and state and an ardent defender of equality. Her replacement should embody the same commitment to guiding our nation along the path toward justice – one decision at a time.
Following Justice Ginsburg’s death, we urged the president and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to honor past precedent and allow the winner of November’s election to nominate her successor. We also offered five essential questions that any nominee to the high court must answer. These calls for consistency and cooperation went unheeded.
On September 26, 2020, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Interfaith Alliance has examined Judge Coney Barrett’s public statements, activities, and record as a federal judge with an eye toward the future of religious freedom. What we found raises grave concerns about her commitment to protecting freedom of belief for all Americans.
We therefore take the unprecedented step of opposing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
We do so not to question Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s personal beliefs or experience, but out of profound concern for her commitment to protecting true religious freedom. Her judicial philosophy, evidenced by her record, endangers the decades of progress our nation has made toward the abiding promise that every person is equal under the law. Learn more about why we’re taking this step and read the full report on Judge Coney Barrett’s record.