Judge Barrett Forgets Right To Protest Is A First Amendment Freedom

Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett

On the third day of the Senate Judicial Committee hearings, Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett forgot one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Barrett was asked by Senator Ben Sasse to name the five freedoms on 

Wednesday afternoon.

Barrett was able to name freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly, before looking puzzled and saying, “What else am I missing?”

Sasse then told Barrett she had forgotten “redress or protest.”

Since Monday, Democratic senators pressed Barrett on how she would rule on challenges to abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act. Barrett has  declined to answer these critical issues, reports said.

On the other hand, Republicans asked her softer questions to show off her judicial qualifications.

The five freedoms of the First Amendment are usually among the first lessons taught in civics classes in the United States.