As lawyers, we’ve sworn an oath to ‘protect and defend’ the United States Constitution, and it is our duty to take a stand at this critical moment in our nation’s history. The fundamental rights of hundreds of millions of Americans are at stake. Rushing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett will cause irreparable damage to the public’s faith in the Supreme Court, the rule of law, and our democracy.
— Traci Feit Love, president of Lawyers for Good Government, commenting on the open letter that the organization, in partnership with Alliance for Justice, submitted to the United States Senate objecting to the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. The letter is signed by more than 5,000 attorneys representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including 165 law professors and 13 judges. Click here to see the letter.
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