Court's legitimacy in the balance

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Author(s) Newsday editorial board
Source Newsday
Date October 17, 2020
URL https://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial/donald-trump-scotus-supreme-court-nominee-amy-coney-barrett-fill-the-seat-1.50039429
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Quotes-start.png Clearly, Barrett is deeply conservative and despite her vow to keep her personal views apart from her analysis of cases, it’s more than likely she will work to eviscerate the legal underpinnings of these landmark civil rights cases. To do so would undercut the legitimacy and credibility of the court, which must mirror public opinion and not swing extremely in any one direction. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position Barrett should be confirmed on the topic Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination.