WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a series of reports last week that Judge Amy Coney Barrett failed to disclose important information in her record this week’s Judiciary Committee hearings, government watchdog Accountable.US sent a letter to Barrett calling on her to have Notre Dame, where she served as a professor for the bulk of her professional career, make those documents public. And just this week, a group of 88 Notre Dame faculty members penned a letter to Barrett calling on her to demand that the Supreme Court nomination process wait until after Election Day.
“Rather than focus on securing much-needed relief for American workers and small businesses, the Senate has opted to push through a Supreme Court nominee about whom we still know precious little,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “With so much information about Amy Coney Barrett still missing from the public record, how on Earth can the Senate properly assess her fitness for a lifetime appointment?”
Watchdog groups Accountable.US and American Oversight filed a number of open records requests in the days since Barrett’s nomination, all pertaining to her professional record which have not been fulfilled. The information sought in these requests, in addition to Barrett’s Notre Dame records, contain essential background on Barrett’s history that lawmakers and the American public must know in order to properly assess her fitness for a spot on the high court.
While information about Barrett’s record is limited, some things have become strikingly clear: in addition to the fact that she sided with corporations 76% of the time, a new Accountable.US report shows that Barrett consistently sided against workers, consumers, immigrants, and those alleging discrimination.
- NBC News: Progressive groups call for the release of all Barrett’s records from Notre Dame
- Newsweek: Watchdog Groups Say Amy Coney Barrett Hid Controversial Records, Demand Notre Dame Release All Documents
- Law.com: As Democrats Raise Alarm Over Barrett Materials, Litigation for Kavanaugh’s Papers Drags On | National Law Journal
- KYR News: Watchdog Teams Say Amy Coney Barrett Hid Controversial Data, Demand Notre Dame Launch All Paperwork