Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy Tarnished

Kaed Wisneski, IV Leader Columnist

In case you have not heard, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, which leaves a spot open for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. And if you have been living under a rock, Trump has chosen, against Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish, Amy Coney Barret to fill her seat.

Amy Coney Barret is a conservative judge and former law professor at Notre Dame.  Some of her views align with GOP goals of rolling back Roe V. Wade, making abortion rights non-existent, and stripping away the Affordable Care Act, which is the main source of insurance for millions of Americans.

She is the poster child for conservative Republicans in modern day America. If Amy Coney Barret is added to the Supreme Court, millions of minority groups are going to have their rights taken away.

If you could not tell, I am not excited for her to be making decisions that affect millions of people whose voices are already silenced by the majority. Her rhetoric towards trans people is filled with hate, which is evident when during a court case regarding trans rights she called trans women “physiological males.”

Not only is she against trans people, she is against gay marriage. When the marriage equality act was put through, she did not condemn the dissenters, but rather rooted for them.

Like I said previously, she is the poster child of conservatives. It is very sad to see Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy be filled by someone who wants to re-do everything she fought to do.

Gay rights, Roe v. Wade, and much more are at risk of being repealed with Amy Coney Barret being in the Supreme Court.

She is proof of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s hateful ideologies and, to be frank, I think we should all be worried about her, and how the Supreme Court just got a little bit more conservative.