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1,513 RHODES COLLEGE ALUMNI NIX BARRETT NOMINATION TO SC

A letter signed by 1,513 Rhodes College alums has challenged Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsubrg in the Supreme Court (SC), arguing that her record does not reflect the values of the school she and the alumni attended, Yelena Dzhanova wrote for Business Insider on October 4, 2020.

"We believe both her record and the process that has produced her nomination are diametrically opposed to the values of truth, loyalty, and service that we learned at Rhodes," the letter said.

The alumni also argued in the letter that Barrett might vote to gut or "seriously curtail" Roe v. Wade, the landmark SC decision that said abortions are constitutionally supported. They said they are "firmly and passionately opposed" to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the SC, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Barrett, President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1994. The letter argues that Barrett does not represent the liberal arts school's values. "We believe both her record and the process that has produced her nomination are diametrically opposed to the values of truth, loyalty, and service that we learned at Rhodes," the letter said.


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