Here Comes the Judge!

September 24

I will be headed to Washington D.C. this weekend to be a part of ‘THE RETURN,’ a Prayer Walk from the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial. Many Christian leaders will be there. Go to and you can be a part of it also. The theme… ‘We have strayed away from God, let us RETURN to Him.’ There could not be a better time for this prayer gathering!

Exactly two years ago the Brett Kavanaugh hearings took place to fill a vacant seat on the court and it was a trying time for our nation. It feels like déjà vu! This appointment will be certain to spark conflict across America and we will need the peace of God to get us through it.

We can agree with President Trump who said, “without a doubt, Justice Ginsburg was an amazing woman.” And it is true. She had tireless energy despite her age and frailty.  She was the heroine of young feminist and affectionally known as ‘RGB’.  Writing for Heritage Foundation, Elizabeth Slattery said… “Ginsburg was a formidable force, a feminist trailblazer who inspired women across the ideological spectrum, and a towering individual–despite her diminutive stature who commanded respect and admiration from all who knew her.”

Unfortunately, that energy was most often for things that followers of Christ could not support.  Justice Ginsburg left a liberal legacy of support for abortion and the LGBTQ agenda. She also supported an over-reach of judicial power and believed in a living, evolving Constitution that needed to change with the times.

President Trump indicated that he will announce his Supreme Court Nominee this Saturday at the White House, and according to multiple sources, there are three women at the top of his shortlist.

Meet Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett sits on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. She graduated top of her class at Notre Dame Law School and clerked for the late-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Judge Barrett is a devout Catholic and a married mother of seven children (2 adopted).

Meet Federal Judge Barbara Lagoa. Judge Lagoa currently sits on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School, and prior to joining the federal bench, she was the first Hispanic woman to sit on the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Lagoa is a devout Catholic and the married mother of three children.

Meet Judge Allison Jones Rushing. Judge Rushing sits on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law and previously clerked for Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch. Judge Rushing is also a devout Catholic and the married mother of one child. At age 38, she would be the youngest confirmed Justice since the early 1800s.

For those committed to the pro-life cause, all are social conservatives. This nomination represents perhaps the most significant opportunity in our history since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Some legal scholars suggest that one more conservative Supreme Court Justice may finally pave the way for the Court to overturn Roe and thus, overturn one of the gravest human injustices in American history. Since 1973, abortion has claimed the lives of 71 million babies in the U.S. That is more than the populations of Canada and Australia combined.

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For life,

Dave Aucoin
Chairman, Board of Advisors – Rhode Island