Commonwealth Policy Center

Amy Coney Barrett is being attacked for her deep faith but it’s not the first time. During Barrett’s confirmation process to the 7th U.S. District Court in 2017, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) quipped “…when you read your speeches, the conclusion is the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern…” Article 6 Section 3 prohibits a religious test to hold any federal office, yet Feinstein put Barrett’s faith under a microscope and made into an issue. That wasn’t the case when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about her Jewish faith and its commitment to justice. “The virtues of a good judge are a product of the judge’s character and commitments, including one’s faith tradition.” What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander.