Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

Americans United Opposes the Supreme Court Nomination Of Amy Coney Barrett, A Foe Of Church-State Separation


Barrett’s record demonstrates a hostility toward church-state separation:

  • Barrett has shown support for depriving employees of their contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act because of their bosses’ religious objections.

  • Barrett joined a 7th U.S. Circuit Court decision allowing Illinois to exempt religious services from its emergency health order meant to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19.

  • Barrett has affiliated with Alliance Defending Freedom and the Becket Fund – legal-advocacy groups leading efforts to misuse religious freedom to harm women, LGBTQ people, religious minorities, the nonreligious and others.


Barrett has shown she believes religious freedom can be used as a sword to harm others, rather than as the protective shield the Constitution intended it to be.

The Senate should not confirm a justice who will dishonor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and who won’t protect the principle of church-state separation. We oppose Barrett’s nomination, and we are ready to fight. Our team is committed to doing everything in our power to prevent her from undermining religious freedom.

Read Americans United’s statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. 

Read Americans United’s report, The Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: What’s at Stake?  The Separation of Church and State detailing Barrett troubling on record on church-state separation. 

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