Leo on Judge Barrett: ‘One of the Most Talented and Distinguished’ Law Professors in America Leo on Judge Barrett: ‘One of the Most Talented and Distinguished’ Law Professors in America – NTK Network

Leo on Judge Barrett: ‘One of the Most Talented and Distinguished’ Law Professors in America

"I think it's perfectly appropriate that someone of that distinction should be considered," Leo said.

By NTK Staff | 07.03.2018 @10:44am

Federalist Society VP Leonard Leo praised potential Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Barrett, calling her one of the “most talented and distinguished” law professors in America during an interview on Monday.

Leo’s organization, the Federalist Society, was responsible for putting together the list of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees that President Trump is using to nominate Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement.

CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Leo about reports that Trump is intrigued about nominating a woman for the Supreme Court.

“It’s very important that we have women models in the law who stand firmly for the idea that judges should interpret the law as it’s written,” Leo said.

Leo added that there are a couple of extremely qualified women on Trump’s list, specifically naming Barrett.

Barrett, Leo said, “is probably one the most talented and distinguished female law professors in the country. She’s certainly one of the best originalists in terms of interpreting the Constitution as it’s written and understood by the framers.”

“I think it’s perfectly appropriate that someone of that distinction be considered,” Leo said.

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