Tennessee college alumni lobby to remove Supreme Court Justice Barrett from school’s ‘hall of fame’
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A Rhodes College alumni group has launched a petition asking the school to remove Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett from the school’s ‘Hall of Fame’ after she voted to overturn Roe v. Wayne German case.
The petition was created by Rhodes College reproductive rights alumni and is being sent to school principal Jennifer Collins and community standards director Richard Adams.
According to the letter, the signatories’ “strong belief in the Rhodes Code of Honor, to which we all sign, prompted us to make this request.”
The letter argues that Barrett’s testimony at the Senate confirmation hearing and her “judicial decision-making process” violated the Rhodes code of honor.
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“In each of the above categories, Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s insistence on the original interpretive approach to constitutional textual analysis (as reflected in her scholarly law writing) appears to be inconsistent with her statements to the U.S. Senate. ,” the letter said.
During Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearing, she said Roe v. Wade was not super-precedent, in response to a question from Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota.
“Defining a case that has settled so smoothly, no political actor or anyone is seriously pushing for their overthrow. I’m answering a lot of questions about Roy, and I think it shows that Roy doesn’t fall into that category,” Barrett said.
The letter criticized Barrett’s response, saying she could be misleading.
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“Justice Barrett admitted that she did not believe and was at best dishonest roe Be “super-precedent” but then suggest that doesn’t mean the case “should” be overturned, although she apparently adheres to a legal philosophy that would clearly lead her to object roe,” said in the letter.
The alumni association also wrote that Barrett is a major threat to fundamental rights in the United States.
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“And we believe that Justice Amy Coney Barrett is one of the greatest current threats to our fundamental rights, national stability and democracy. In addition, as Rhodes alumni, they are committed to truth, loyalty and service equally Loyalty” she did, and we find her actions are a clear violation of the code of honor we all hold dear – perhaps the most damaging in history to date. ”
“Merely being one of our most famous alumni is not enough for the College to continue to honor those who openly violate the most basic Rhodes values. Therefore, we respectfully request that Judge Barrett be removed from the Rhodes Hall of Fame based on the foregoing Violation of the Rhodes Honor System,” the letter added.