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Pro-Abortion Alumni Group Pushing to Remove Barrett College ‘Hall of Fame’

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is once again the target of left-wing ire following her decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling from 1973 legalizing abortion throughout the country.

As noted by Fox News, a pro-abortion alumni organization in Tennessee will seek to have Coney Barrett tossed out of the Rhodes College ‘Hall of Fame’ over her decision.

The letter attests to the signatories’ “firm belief in the Rhodes Honor Code we all signed impels us to make this request.” It also argues that the high court justice allegedly violated the code with her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearings and in her “judicial decision-making process.”

“In each of the categories above, Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s adherence to an originalist interpretive methodology of constitutional textual analysis (as reflected in her scholarly legal articles) appears to be at odds with statements she made to the United States Senate,” the letter says, as cited by Fox News.

In response to a question from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) during her Senate confirmation hearings, Coney Barrett testified that she did not believe Roe was a super-precedent.

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“To define cases that are so well-settled that no political actors and no people seriously push for their overruling. And I’m answering a lot of questions about Roe, which I think indicates that Roe doesn’t fall in that category,” Barrett testified.

The letter from the Rhodes College Alumni for Reproductive Rights blasted that remark, claiming that it was a misleading response.

“It was, at best, disingenuous of Justice Barrett to admit that she did not believe Roe to be a ‘super-precedent’ yet then suggest that did not mean the case ‘should’ be overruled, despite clearly adhering to a legal philosophy that would obviously lead her to rule against Roe,” the letter stated, Fox News reported.

The pro-abortion group went on to accuse Coney Barrett of somehow posing a threat to “fundamental rights” in the country.

“And we believe that Justice Amy Coney Barrett is one of the biggest current threats to our fundamental rights, the stability of our nation, and our democracy. Moreover, as Rhodes alumni who pledged the same fealty to truth, loyalty, and service’ as she did, we find her actions to be a clear – and perhaps history’s most destructive to date – violation of the Honor Code we all hold dear,” said the letter.

“Simply being one of our most famous alumni is not a sufficient reason for the College to continue honoring someone thus who has very publicly breached the most fundamental Rhodes values,” the letter added. “Therefore, we respectfully request that Justice Barrett be removed from the Rhodes College Hall of Fame based on the above violations of the Rhodes Honor System.”

The homes of Coney Barrett and other Supreme Court justices have been targeted in recent months by left-wing pro-abortion groups, reportedly in violation of federal law, though local police vowed last month to begin cracking down on the demonstrations.

Specifically, police in Montgomery County, Md., will be cracking down on those demonstrations, the department announced in mid-July.

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“MCPD supports the first amendment right to protest, however anyone violating the disorderly conduct statute, may be subject to arrest,” the department said in a tweet.

“Applicable laws regarding protests in Montgomery County have been added to the MCPD website,” the tweet continued.

“There are content neutral Montgomery County Code and Maryland Law provisions that restrict protesting and assembling in a private neighborhood, as well as disturbing the peace,” the MCPD added in a notice on its website.

Thus far, Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden administration have largely refused to enforce federal laws barring protests in front of the homes of justices. That said, extra protection in the form of federal agents has been dispatched to justices’ homes.

The MCPD move also comes some weeks after an alleged attempted assassination of one of the conservative justices, Brett Kavanaugh, which drew no shortage of criticism from Republicans.

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