Late justice, it is supposed to say, taught her more than justice, and he was “devoted to his family, determined in his faith and not afraid of criticism.”
During her legal career, Barrett said in the prepared remarks, she decided to keep the same perspective as Scalia. “In our profession there is a tendency to treat legal practice as all consuming and at the same time lose sight of everything else. But that leads to a flat and unfulfilled life,” says Barrett, according to the copy of her remarks. “I’ve worked hard as a lawyer and professor. I owed that to my clients, my students, and myself. But I never let the law define my identity or displace the rest of my life.”
Barrett, who was named the country’s Supreme Court by President Donald Trump last month to fill the vacancy on the bank following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will praise the late judiciary for opening doors – despite the two Women are ideological opposites.
“I was nominated to take Justice Ginsburg’s seat, but no one will ever take your place,” Barrett will say. “I will forever be grateful for the path she marked and for the life she led.”
For all of the reasons Trump sees Barrett as a potential successor to Ginsburg, Democratic Senators and Liberal advocates have long been ready to oppose her, particularly warning that they are revoking the right to abortion and invalidating the Affordable Care Act could do.
Barrett, mother of seven, was a finalist for the Supreme Court spot, which went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. She is a proven Conservative with a compelling personal story.
“I’m used to being in a group of nine people – my family. Nothing is more important to me and I’m so proud to have them behind me,” she says of her husband and seven children.
The federal appeals judge and Notre Dame law professor will find that her 21-year-old husband, Jesse, was “a selfless and wonderful partner every step of the way.” Barrett praises her husband very much and continues, “I’m much happier in love than I deserve.”
She should also explain that her parents “modeled a life of service, principle, faith and love for me and my six siblings” and tell of a time when she was preparing for a spelling bee and her father strengthened her self-confidence by singing: “Everything boys can do, girls can do better.” At that moment Barrett will say, “I’ve written my way to victory.” She will find that she has received similar encouragement from her teachers and professors in college.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Barrett will be held Monday through Thursday as Republicans urge them to be confirmed in the Supreme Court before election day.
This story has been updated with additional background information.