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Barrett: Sharing Scalia’s philosophy doesn’t suggest I agree with each sentence he mentioned

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Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California requested Judge Amy Coney Barrett whether or not she agreed with Scalia’s view of the Voting Rights Act. Image from C-SPAN.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett deflected questions on Wednesday about whether or not she agreed with Justice Antonin Scalia’s assertion during oral arguments {that a} key provision of the Voting Rights Act is a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”

ScaliaJustice Antonin Scalia.

Scalia had made the assertion throughout oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, the 2013 case that struck down the preclearance formula within the Voting Rights Act. Scalia mentioned he believed reauthorization of the regulation was “attributable to a phenomenon that has been called the perpetuation of racial entitlement.”

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California requested Barrett whether or not she agreed with Scalia.

Barrett didn’t supply an opinion, however she did say she has some variations with Scalia.

“When I said that Justice Scalia’s philosophy is mine too, I didn’t mean to say that every sentence that came out of Justice Scalia’s mouth or every sentence that he wrote was one that I would agree with,” she mentioned.

Feinstein additionally requested Barrett a couple of case wherein Barrett joined with different judges on the Chicago-based seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that job candidates can’t pursue disparate-impact age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The case, Kleber v. CareFusion Corp., was introduced by 58-year-old lawyer who was handed over for a job in favor of a 29 yr outdated applicant with much less experience.

Barrett mentioned she dominated primarily based on the wording of the statute, which mentioned it coated staff and didn’t point out candidates.

Feinstein requested what place Barrett stood on the difficulty.

“Since I can’t impose the law of Amy, that would be up to Congress,” Barrett replied.

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