Judge Amy Coney Barrett has released her full opening statement.
In a notable section she writes “the policy decisions and value judgments of government must be made by the political branches elected by and accountable to the People. The public should not expect courts to do so, and courts should not try.”
Barrett also explains “When I write an opinion resolving a case, I read every word from the perspective of the losing party. I ask myself how I would view the decision if one of my children were the party I was ruling against; Even though I would not like the result, would I understand that the decision was fairly reasoned and grounded in the law? That is the standard that I set for myself in every case, and it is the standard I will follow as long as I am a judge on any court.”
She also writes Americans deserve a Supreme Court “that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written.”
Read here full statement below.