“Los medios de comunicación, along with hot takes on Twitter, report the results and decisions,” Barrett later said. “That makes the decision seem results-oriented. It leaves the reader to judge whether the court was right or wrong, based on whether she liked the results of the decision.”
Ella también dijo, according to the Courier Journal, that she identifies as an “originalist” and citing Justice Stephen Breyer as an example of “pragmatism.”
Breyer, along with other justices, often lament the public perception of the court as overtly political.
In a two-hour lecture at Harvard Law School this spring
, Breyer bemoaned the common practice of referring to justices by the presidents who appointed them and of describing the nine by their conservative or liberal approach to the law
, Breyer said
, should not be regarded as
Su. Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican who, as majority leader last year, helped steer Barrett’s nomination after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, introduced Barrett at his namesake center.
Barrett, McConnell said, does not try to “legislate from the bench.” He also noted she is from “Middle America” and the only current justice to not have attended Harvard or Yale.
The Supreme Court did not immediately comment on Barrett’s speech.