Amy Coney Barrett on Civil Rights



Require due process for student sexual violence suspensions

Judge Barrett's most significant civil rights cases have involved federal statutory claims. For example, in Doe v. Purdue University, Judge Barrett authored a unanimous opinion ruling that a male university student pleaded sufficient facts to pursue claims that the university violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and infringed his right to due process under the Fourteenth Amendment by suspending him for "sexual violence."

Judge Barrett held that the district court erred in dismissing the student's due process claim because he "adequately claimed that Purdue used fundamentally unfair procedures in determining his guilt" by, among other things, imposing a lengthy disciplinary suspension without disclosing the full evidence against him. She further wrote that the student's Title IX claim was wrongly dismissed because, taken together, his "allegations raise a plausible inference that he was denied an educational benefit on the basis of his sex."

Source: Cong. Research Service (p.36) on SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing , Oct 6, 2020

Indissoluble Christian commitment of a man and a woman

According to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights via Targeted News Service, "LGBT Rights: Professor Barrett has expressed deeply held opposition to marriage equality, signing on to an October 2015 letter that stated: 'We give witness that the Church's teachings - on the dignity of the human person and the value of human life from conception to natural death; on the meaning of human sexuality, the significance of sexual difference and the complementarity of men and women; on openness to life and the gift of motherhood; and on marriage and family founded on the indissoluble commitment of a man and a woman - provide a sure guide to the Christian life.' This language, embraced by Professor Barrett, is in direct conflict with the Supreme Court's June 2015 decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, which established a constitutional right to marriage equality in America.
Source: Analysis of positions in 2020 Trump Research Book , Sep 22, 2020

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Samuel Alito(since 2006)
Amy Coney Barrett(since 2020)
Stephen Breyer(since 1994)
Neil Gorsuch(since 2017)
Ketanji Brown Jackson(nominated 2022)
Elena Kagan(since 2010)
Brett Kavanaugh(since 2018)
John Roberts(since 2005)
Sonia Sotomayor(since 2009)
Clarence Thomas(since 1991)

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg(1993-2020)
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