On September 26, 2020, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. On October 26, 2020, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
“Federal judges don’t stand for election. Thus, they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people. This separation of duty from political preference is what makes the judiciary distinct among the three branches of government.
A judge declares independence not only from Congress and the President but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her. The Judicial Oath captures the essence of the judicial duty the rule of law must always control.
My fellow Americans, even though we judges don’t face elections, we still work for you. It is your Constitution that establishes the rule of law and the judicial independence that is so central to it.
The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means, at its core, that I will do my job without any fear or favor, and that I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences.
I love the Constitution and the Democratic Republic that it establishes, and I will devote myself to preserving it. Thank you.” – Amy Coney Barrett, October 26, 2020
God’s timing is perfect. He’s never early or late but comes at the precise time. So, even though no one could have foreseen the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court at this crucial time in our nation’s history, we are thankful for the opportunity to see the first conservative, constitutionalist woman on the nation’s highest court.