The US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in June of this year, allowing states to now enact their own laws governing the practice.
“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.” the ruling from this summer said.
For this decision, a new member of the SCOTUS was added. Right before the election, 49-year-old Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate to replace the deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The court now has a 6-3 conservative majority as a result of her nomination. She was the last of Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees.
After the decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling based on constitutional precedents and the outcry from those who do not understand or support states’ rights, Barret probably assumed she would write a book outlining the processes and guiding ideas used by the Supreme Court of the United States in making its decisions, which are required by the Constitution to be founded on the Constitution.
The subject of how judges are forbidden from letting their emotions affect their judgements is the basis of Barrett’s book.
Justices Stephen Breyer and Neil Gorsuch also wrote about legal and political topics, thus she is not the first high court judge to have received a book deal.
She has, however, received the largest advance: Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Clarence Thomas each received $1.175 million for their memoirs, while Barret is said to have received $2 million.
Currently, a petition to Barret’s publisher expresses resistance to the publication of her book.
A petition opposing Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s impending book has received more than 470 signatures from members of the writing, publishing, and literary communities. It is obvious that the petitioner does not appreciate her book deal, but the reasons given are ambiguous.
Editors, authors, and publishers for Random Penguin House, which imprint Sentinel inked Barrett to a $2 million publishing deal in 2021, all signed the petition on behalf of the “literary community.”
Petitioners contend that Barrett’s participation in the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade violates the Code of Conduct of parent firm Bertelsmann because she was one of the influential people who voted to end women’s access to abortion in the US in June 2022. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the right to an abortion as a human right, is followed and upheld by the code.
The petitioners don’t appear to embrace the book’s declared thesis, which holds that SCOTUS rulings are not only lawful but also impersonal. The petition claims that the premise conflicts with Barrett’s ruling that Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
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.
In an about face, the petition offers support for free speech. Though it opposes Barrett’s rhetoric, the petition adds that ‘it is imperative that publishers uphold their dedication to freedom of speech with a duty of care.’
‘This is not just a book that we disagree with, and we are not calling for censorship,’ the petition reads. CONTINUE READING…