Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, speaks with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. | Bill O’Leary, Associated Press

Griffith was one of eight witnesses to testify on the fourth and final day of the committee’s Barrett confirmation hearings

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a kind, decent woman and powerful legal analyst who would not allow her politics and religious views to influence her decisions as a Supreme Court justice, former BYU general counsel and federal judge Thomas B. Griffith told the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Griffith retired last month after 15 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The former judge, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said Barrett, who is Catholic, would not permit her faith to dictate her decisions.

He said the federal judicial oath is intended to transform a citizen into an impartial judge loyal to the Constitution and law and “not to any president, party or religion.”

“For a person of faith, the judicial oath is a promise to the …read more

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