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How Amy Coney Barrett Vaulted onto Trump’s Supreme Court Shortlist

posted on July 3, 2018

Politico’s Eliana Johnson reports on Supreme Court Justice candidate Amy Coney Barrett. Some Democrats are concerned that her religious beliefs will affect her decision on Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, Republicans argue for her appointment based on legal credentials, and as a political strategy. Johnson writes, “The argument from prominent conservatives is that if the court strikes down Roe v. Wade, something Democrats increasingly view as an inevitability, it should do so with a woman in the majority. And they say Barrett is the smart political play for the GOP.”