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    Religious Test for the Supreme Court

    Should there be a religious test for the Supreme Court?

    When judge Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic and mother of seven, was nominated to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, Senator Diane Feinstein said during the confirmation hearing "“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country." This came some time after a point in the hearing when Barrett said “It is never appropriate for a judge to apply their personal convictions whether it derives from faith or personal conviction.”

    Should there be a (non)religious test for the nomination and confirmation of judges, especially for the Supreme Court?

    Judge Barrett is said to be on the very short list of judges being considered by President Trump for Justice Kennedy's replacement on the high court.

    My position is that religion or the lack of it should not be a factor in deciding whether to confirm the nominee.
    "If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth." - Ronald Reagan



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