Kastellec Comments in 538 on How Amy Coney Barrett Would Change the Supreme Court

Sept. 26, 2020

In 538's piece, How Amy Coney Barrett Could Change the Supreme Court, John Kastellec, associate professor of politics and a CSDP faculty associate, commented on the positions the likely nominee will take if appointed to the court.


"Everything about her screams ‘reliable conservative.' If you wanted a person who seems like a very safe bet to strike down Roe v. Wade, she’d be it."

Kastellec and other experts [said] Democrats are likely to steer clear of attacking Barrett on personal traits, and instead emphasize what a hard conservative swing on the court could mean for abortion, the Affordable Care Act, gun restrictions, and a host of other liberal precedents.