FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Thursday joined a coalition of 22 state attorneys general in sending a letter to the United States Senate, urging the body to immediately hold a hearing and vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.
In the letter, the attorneys general wrote that Barrett’s “unwavering commitment to a judicial philosophy that prioritizes restraint, humility, and respect for the rule of law” should lead to a quick approval from the Senate.
Cameron released the following statement in support of Barrett.
I’m proud to join this coalition of attorneys general in support of Judge Barrett, and I’m confident that Senate Majority Leader McConnell will make sure she is confirmed. As former legal counsel to Senator McConnell, I was fortunate to be involved in the confirmation process for Justice Neil Gorsuch, and I know the qualifications and legal background required to be confirmed to our nation’s highest court. Judge Barrett has these qualifications, and her experience, judicial philosophy, and commitment to the rule of law make her ideally suited to serve as an Associate Justice.
McConnell has also come out in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Barrett, who currently serves on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and spent several years as a professor at Notre Dame Law School, where she also earned her own law degree.
The letter was led by the Attorney General of Louisiana and, in addition to Attorney General Cameron, was co-signed by the attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.
A copy of the letter is available here.