The Quiet Power of Amy Coney Barrett

By Jimmy Hoover (August 12, 2022, 2:46 p.m. EDT) — She’s not the most talkative during oral arguments and doesn’t write the most opinions, but Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a key player in the Conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court. which seems to control the law’s rightward push.

In her first full term on the Supreme Court, Justice Barrett vindicated the Republican drive to uphold her quickly by casting the deciding vote to secure a victory that’s been decades in the making: overthrowing Roe v. Wade.

Prior to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chief Justice John Roberts would almost certainly have controlled the outcome of the case and preserved a narrower approach…

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