U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation strongly supports President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Judge Barrett is eminently qualified to take a seat on the highest court in the nation,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Our research shows her to be an outstanding candidate and we hope the U.S. Senate can quickly vote to confirm her.”
In 2017, the American Bar Association’s Committee on the Federal Judiciary found Amy Coney Barrett to be “well qualified” for a judgeship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. According to the Senate Republican Communications Center, former colleagues of Judge Barrett at the Notre Dame Law School consider her a “brilliant teacher and scholar” with an “absolute dedication to the rule of law.”
“When Donald Trump took office,” Gottlieb recalled, “one of his most important campaign pledges was to bring balance to the federal court system, nominating judges, and Supreme Court justices, with solid constitutional credentials. We’re delighted to say he’s certainly kept his promise, and in Judge Barrett, we think the president has offered a nominee with impeccable credentials. To say we are impressed would be an understatement.
“We especially admire her dissent last year in Kanter v. Barr,” he added. “Her argument that some non-violent felons should not forever lose their Second Amendment rights was totally in line with a ruling in our Third Circuit in Binderup v. Attorney General of the United States, which was successfully brought by the Second Amendment Foundation.”
Judge Barrett is President Trump’s third nominee to the high court, a remarkable opportunity for any president.
“We call on the Senate Judiciary Committee to give Judge Barrett a fair hearing,” Gottlieb said. “We are confident that when she is confirmed to fill the high court vacancy, Amy Coney Barrett will make this country proud.”
About the Second Amendment Foundation:
The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.