When Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, conservatives thought they secured a generational victory.
But now some on the right are having second thoughts.
Amy Coney Barrett cut one deal that has Trump supporters nervous.
Since Senate Republicans confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Court last fall, Barrett has yet to make much of an impact.
The Court rejected hearing every one of Donald Trump and his allies’ challenges to the 2020 election.
And the Supreme Court continually ignores cases involving a pro-life bill in Mississippi and another case out in New York which could establish a right to carry a firearm.
Despite Barrett not delivering any conservative victories since joining the Court, Barrett already inked a seven-figure book deal with the conservative Penguin Random House publishing imprint.
POLITICO reports, “Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s last pick for the Supreme Court, has also sold a book — garnering a $2 million advance for a tome about how judges are not supposed to bring their personal feelings into how they rule, according to three publishing industry sources. The figure was ‘an eye-raising amount’ for a Supreme Court justice and likely the most since book deals won by Clarence Thomas and Sandra Day O’Connor, one of the people added.”
The theme of Barrett’s book—judges should not let their personal feelings influence decisions—worries conservatives because it sounds like Chief Justice John Roberts saying he is an umpire that just calls balls and strikes.
Roberts used that declaration to begin a steady march to a solid vote for the left in all major cases with his 2012 decision to rewrite the Obamacare law to deem the individual mandate a tax to pass constitutional muster.
Chief Justice Roberts is not the only conservative to determine that their “principles” required them to side with the left in key cases.
Neil Gorsuch authored an opinion granting special rights to homosexuals and transgenders by claiming that was what “originalism” required in those landmark cases.
Beginning with Earl Warren, the Supreme Court lived under the tyranny of liberal judicial activism.
Liberals win the majority of important cases because the liberal justices never break ranks because they understand they were put on the Court to affect political outcomes.
Some conservatives think the only way to break this habit on the left is for conservative justices to give the left a taste of their own medicine and make the left live under its own rules.
But judging by Barrett’s performance on the Court and the theme of her new book, it does not appear that Barrett is the type of conservative that will challenge the left’s dominance in major cases.
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