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Letter: A dangerous judicial nomination in 7th Circuit

Amy Coney Barrett is nominated for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. If our senators approve her nomination, Hoosiers will be at risk.

The role of judges in America is to make decisions based on laws, precedent, and the Constitution. Americans should not be subjected to the personal religious beliefs of judges ever, but especially not in court. The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett puts this into question. Barrett believes that it is a judge’s right to put her own personal faith and beliefs above the law and the Constitution. This means for the rest of her life, Barrett can decide the fate of Hoosiers based on her own religious beliefs, which may not grant equal rights to all, instead of being based on the Constitution, which does grant these rights.