In June of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States overruled Roe v. Wade, allowing states to determine their own rules controlling the practice.
This summer’s judgment stated: “The Constitution does not grant a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are reversed, and the power to control abortion is restored to the people and their elected representatives.”
The Supreme Court of the United States added a new member for this judgement. Amy Coney Barrett, 49, was confirmed by the Senate to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just prior to the election. Her nomination gave the court a conservative majority of 6 to 3. She was the last of Trump’s three Supreme Court nominations.
After the decision to repeal the Roe v. Wade decision based on constitutional precedents and the outrage from those who do not understand or support state’s rights, Barret apparently decided to write a book outlining the procedures and principles of SCOTUS’ decisions, which are required by the Constitution to be Constitutionally-based.
The idea of Barrett’s book is a discussion of how judges are banned from using their emotions to affect their judgements.
She is not the only member of the Supreme Court with a book contract; Justices Stephen Breyer and Neil Gorsuch have both authored works on legal and societal topics.
Justice Clarence Thomas received $1.5 million for his memoir and Justice Sonia Sotomayor received $1,175,000 for hers, while Barret’s advance is allegedly $2 million.
In the shape of a petition to her publisher, Barret now faces opposition to the publication of her book.
More than 470 members of the writing, publishing, and literary communities have signed a petition against Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s forthcoming book. It is evident that petitioners do not approve of Barrett’s book contract, but the stated reasons are ambiguous.
The petition was signed by editors, writers, and publishers for Random Penguin House, whose label Sentinel signed Barrett to a $2 million book contract in 2021.
Petitioners assert that Barrett’s participation in the Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade breaches Bertelsmann’s Code of Conduct, since she was among the powerful individuals who voted to repeal women’s abortion rights in the United States. The law respects and conforms to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, which recognizes abortion as a human right.
The petitioners do not appear to recognize the book’s stated premise, which is that SCOTUS rulings are not personal but rather constitutional. According to the petition, the premise is inconsistent with Barrett’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
‘Yet, it seems this is exactly what Coney Barrett has done, inflicting her own religious and moral agenda upon all Americans while appropriating the rhetoric of even-handedness – and Penguin Random House has agreed to pay her a sum of $2 million to do it,’ it reads. CONTINUE READING…