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An alumni group at Rhodes College created a petition for the school to remove Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett from the school’s “Hall of Fame” because of her vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The petition was created by Rhodes College Alumni for Reproductive Rights and is being sent to the school’s president Jennifer Collins and Director of Community Standards Richard Adams.
According to the letter, the signatories’ “firm belief in the Rhodes Honor Code we all signed impels us to make this request.”
The letter argues that Barrett has violated the Rhodes Honor Code through her testimony in the Senate confirmation hearings and in her “judicial decision-making process.”
“In each of the categories above, Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s adherence to an originalist interpretive methodology of constitutional textual analysis (as reflected in her scholarly legal articles) appears to be at odds with statements she made to the United States Senate,” the letter states.
During Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings, she said in response to a question posed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that Roe v. Wade is not super-precedent.
“To define cases that are so well-settled that no political actors and no people seriously push for their overruling. And I’m answering a lot of questions about Roe, which I think indicates that Roe doesn’t fall in that category,” Barrett said.
The letter criticized Barrett’s response, stating that she might have been misleading.
“It was, at best, disingenuous of Justice Barrett to admit that she did not believe Roe to be a ‘super-precedent’ yet then suggest that did not mean the case ‘should’ be overruled, despite clearly adhering to a legal philosophy that would obviously lead her to rule against Roe,” the letter states.
The alumni group also wrote that Barrett is a major threat to fundamental…