WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, FOX Business published an oped by Club for Growth President David McIntosh on supporting the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Amy Coney Barrett will be a pro-growth voice on the Supreme Court
FOX Business, 9/28/20
Exceptional jurists like the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia know judges need to be humble and allow the Constitution and the law, not personal feelings or political pressure, dictate their rulings.
That is why we at the Club for Growth, along with other economic conservatives, are proud to support President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who follows in the footsteps of her former boss Justice Scalia.
She has shown an acute awareness of the negative consequences of government regulation. In 2017, she wrote, “Nearly every government regulation comes at some price to individual liberty. Determining whether a government regulation truly serves the public interest, therefore, requires determining whether the price is worth paying.”
Clearly, Judge Barrett is grappling with the thorny issue of when to roll back government regulation. She correctly places the Constitution itself above regulations, above acts of Congress, and above past Court decisions.
Barrett argues large chunks of the administrative state may need review to make sure they follow the Constitution. But she states that Courts need to be pragmatic about when they review decisions.
In Orchard Hill Building Co. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, Judge Barrett joined with the majority in ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had acted too broadly in claiming the Warmke wetlands were “waters of the United States,” even though they were over ten miles away from the nearest navigable river.
In cases like these, judges often give the government too much leeway. Fortunately, Judge Barrett and her colleagues remanded the case, in essence telling the Army Corps they need a better justification for designating the Warmke wetlands as “waters of the United States.”