Leftists Criticize Justice Barrett’s Pro-Constitution Stance

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Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation Monday to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court represents an ideological shift that has civil rights activists worried.

They fear not only what the 6-3 conservative majority could mean for their progressive agenda, but also how the core philosophy guiding Barrett’s rulings – originalism – will affect diverse communities.

Originalism is a judicial philosophy that positions the Constitution as a text with a fixed, “original” meaning. Adherents stand in contrast to “living Constitutionalists”, who view the document as one that evolves and adapts to changing times regardless of whether it is formally amended.

USA Today

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