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If Barrett Joins, Supreme Court Would Have Six Catholics

WorldNews Saturday, 26 September 2020
If Barrett Joins, Supreme Court Would Have Six CatholicsRoman Catholics account for a bit more than 20% of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court’s nine seats now that President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy. It’s a striking development given that the high court, for most of its history, was almost entirely populated by white male Protestants. Catholic academics and political analysts offer several explanations for the turnaround – related to Catholics’ educational traditions, their interest in the law, and – in the case of Catholic conservatives – an outlook that has appealed to recent Republican presidents filling judicial vacancies. Barrett, a favorite of...
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