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Barrett Tells Senate She Will Interpret Laws 'As They Are Written'

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As expected, Barrett noted that she is a proponent of former Justice Antonin Scalia's legal theories and had served as a clerk for him before his death in 2016. "I felt like I knew the justice before I ever met him, because I had read so many of his colorful, accessible opinions," she remarked. "More than the style of his writing, though, it was the content of Justice Scalia's reasoning that shaped me. His judicial philosophy was straightforward: A judge must apply the law as it is written, not as she wishes it were


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