This Tuesday National Review writer and University of Notre Dame senior Maggie Garnett reported: “After reading a recent article in the New Yorker, one could not be blamed for imagining Amy Coney Barrett to be made of marble: a cold, impenetrable, masterpiece of the conservative artisan. That is, after all, how Margaret Talbot presents the newest addition to the Supreme Court.”
“As a young conservative woman, I was shocked by the lengths to which Talbot went to caricature Justice Barrett as an almost robotic product of her male mentors and as a mere mouthpiece for their legal philosophy, rather than as an accomplished and talented jurist in her own right,” Garnett observed. She pointed out how “Talbot dwells — inanely and ironically — on a superficial picture of Barrett that zeroes in on her attire, ‘youthful-sounding voice,’ and exercise habits.”
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