Barrett To Pledge She’ll “Apply The Law As Written”

The Washington Post reports:

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will pledge in her opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she will remove politics from her legal reasoning as a future justice, stressing that “policy decisions” need to be made by Congress and the White House, not the courts.

In her four-page opening statement, Barrett repeatedly emphasizes her view that the judicial branch is not the place for policymaking, but rather to enforce and apply the law.

She also discusses how her former mentor, former Justice Antonin Scalia, shaped her judicial philosophy: “A judge must apply the law as written, not as the judge wishes it were. Sometimes that approach meant reaching results that he did not like.”