Trump SCOTUS nominee a Tennessee college grad - Some alumni oppose her nomination

Oct 5, 2020

Alumni at Barrett's undergrad school sign letter of concern

President Donald Trump presents his Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy C. Barrett at the White House Sept. 29, 2020.
Credit White House

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Amy Coney Barrett graduated with honors in 1994 from a small liberal arts school — Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

But more than 1,500 alumni are not proud of their school's ties to the conservative lawyer and judge.

They have posted a letter on social media expressing their opposition to Barrett's nomination to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court after Ginsburg's death last month. The alumni letter criticizes Barrett’s stances on abortion law and the LBGTQ community.

The letter came after Rhodes president Marjorie Hass praised Barrett for her academic record and her “professional distinction and achievement.”