Amy Coney Barrett Admits She’s Worried Public Perception Is Changing Over Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett Admits She's Worried Public Perception Is Changing Over Supreme Court

( – Some Liberals are strongly urging 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from his lifetime appointment to the high court while there’s Democratic control of the Senate and White House. This push shows just how partisan the nation’s highest court is becoming to the public eye, with the media often referring to justices as “liberal” or “conservative.” In response to this growing concern, Justice Amy Coney Barrett spoke out about what the court can do to combat this perception.

On Sunday, September 12, Barrett spoke at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center about the media’s reporting and public portrayal of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS). She emphasized “judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties” and the media’s reporting on SCOTUS decisions should reflect that. In addition, she urged other justices to ensure “they’re not letting personal biases creep into their decisions, since judges are people, too.”

ABC News shared more of Barrett’s recommendations to her colleagues:

It’s the job of justices on the Supreme Court to interpret our nation’s laws and Constitution as written, rather than put their own opinions into the matters at hand. Hopefully, each and everyone is just as committed to an unbiased, nonpartisan court as Justice Barrett seems to be.

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