The fourth and final day of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing includes witnesses brought in by the Democrats to appeal to emotions instead of law and the Constitution and Republicans to explain Barrett’s dedication to the law and Constitution.

But as the Democrats have proven (sarcasm), Barrett will throw Roe v. Wade and Obamacare into the trash can on her first day on the bench.

Laura Wolk

Walk was a student of Barrett. She is completely blind and due to glitches, she didn’t have the right technology.

But Barrett helped her to get the technology. She also said, “Laura, this is no longer your problem, it is my problem.”

Amanda Rauh-Bieri

She clerked for Barrett in her first year on the bench.

Rauh-Bieri confirmed Barrett approaches each case with an open mind and often sought opinions from her clerks.

Stacy Staggs

Staggs want them to vote against Barrett because a vote for her would mean a vote to overturn Obamacare.

Staggs is telling the story of how Obamacare helped her premature twins with an RBG figurine behind her.

Crystal Good

Good said she is only where she is because she had an abortion at 16. She got pregnant by having sex with her boyfriend, not rape or incest.

Law Professor Saikrishna Prakash

Prof. Prakash said that Barrett wasn’t rated higher because one could not go higher. She can break down “complex subjects,” “doesn’t want to burn the whole place down.”

Prakash also said it was appropriate for Barrett not to comment on hypothetical cases.

He also knows that Barrett won’t use her conservative and religious beliefs to make decisions.

Kristen Clarke

Clarke said “Barrett’s views are far outside the mainstream.” It troubled her that “Barrett would not say whether voter intimidation was illegal.”

Clarke also didn’t like that Barrett wouldn’t take a stance on hypothetical cases.

Judge Thomas Griffith

Griffith is testifying for Barrett.

Dr. Farhan Bhatti

Bhatti is testifying about the consequences of overturning Obamacare.

Randal D. Noel and Pamela Roberts

Pamela Roberts said, “It is the opinion of the ABA standing committee that Judge Barrett is well qualified.”

Roberts also said that Barrett was “the smartest student I’ve ever taught.”

Witnesses

Emotions and feels have no place in the courts. It’s about the law and the Constitution.

But that doesn’t matter to the left because feels and emotions is all that they have in the book.

These are the ones obviously brought in by the Democrats:

Crystal Good: Feinstein is bringing her in because she fought to have the “right to obtain an abortion at age 16.” Feinstein’s office said Good “will speak about the importance of reproductive rights and justice.” (Um, reproductive justice?)

Stacy Staggs: Democrats will use feels with this witness, too, because she has “7-year-old twins who each have pre-existing conditions because of their premature birth and rely on protections from” Obamacare.

Dr. Farhan Bhatti: CEO of Care Free Medical who will probably “discuss the harm overturning the ACA would have on his patients.”

Kristen Clarke: President and Executive Director of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She will talk “about voting rights and other civil rights protected by the Constitution and federal law.”

Witnesses brought in by Republicans:

Randal D. Noel and Pamela Roberts

Randall D. Noel of the Memphis, Tenn.-based Butler Snow, LLP and Pamela Roberts of the Columbia, S.C.-based Bowman and Brooke LLP represent the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. Noel wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee this week that the American Bar Association, the largest lawyers’ group in the U.S., rated Barrett as “well qualified.”

Thomas Griffith

The Honorable Thomas Griffith is a retired judge who sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit until September. Griffith is widely expected to speak on the role of Article III courts, which much of his academic work has focused on off the bench.

Professor Saikrishna Prakash

Saikrishna Prakash is a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law where he focuses on the separation of powers and executive power. A supporter of Barrett’s nomination, Prakash is a former clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas as well as Barrett’s former boss on the D.C. Circuit, Judge Laurence Silberman.

Amanda Rauh-Bieri

Amanda Rauh-Bieri was one of Barrett’s first law clerks on the Seventh Circuit and now an associate at the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone. Rauh-Bieri previously told the National Law Journal that Barrett was “a person who cares quite a bit about different backgrounds and perspectives. I would expect that that is something that’s important to her.”

Laura Wolk

Laura Wolk was a clerk for Justice Thomas and student of Barrett when was a law professor at Notre Dame Law School. At a Heritage Foundation panel earlier this month, Wolk said Barrett “had one unspoken rule in her class … that rule was you better come to class prepared and you better have good reasons to believe in the arguments you are making. She did not tolerate soft ideas and she did not tolerate sloppy reasoning.”

 

 
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