Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo talks SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett
Washington takes the spotlight today, October 12, as Judge Amy Coney Barrett appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first hearing of her Supreme Court nomination. With the Affordable Care Act and abortion-rights on the docket, the conservative—known for her strong religious beliefs—is facing headwinds from Democrats.
Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, was interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago about what citizens nationwide should expect to learn from these hearings. When asked whether certain topics will be deemed fair game to address by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Caliendo shared religion might not be one of them.
“I think the Democrats are advised to steer away from religion,” said Dr. Caliendo. “Questions about policy, record about policy, that is all fair game. It determines her judicial temperament and how she will apply the constitution to cases.”