This week’s episode was originally scheduled to be an interview with fellow adoption advocate, McLane Layton, on the need for Congress to pass the Adoptee Citizenship Act.
But then, after the passing of Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the high court vacancy. The ERLC team circled up after the nomination to talk about Judge Barrett’s incredible biography and inspiring career before turning to Chelsea Patterson Sobolik and Jeff Pickering’s interview with Layton about this important adoption issue.
McLane Layton is the Founder and President of Equality for Adopted Children (EACH). She previously served as Legislative Counsel to former U.S. Senator Don Nickles (R–Okla.) from 1990 to 2005. Layton holds a Juris Doctor from Oral Roberts University and a Masters in Psychology from George Mason University.
Resources from the Conversation
- On Judge Barrett and the Supreme Court
- ERLC’s Press Release | Russell Moore affirms Amy Coney Barrett as SCOTUS Justice nominee
- Explainer: What you should know about Judge Amy Coney Barrett
- Read Cheslea’s quote in the New York Times | For Conservative Christian Women, Amy Coney Barrett’s Success Is Personal
- Read Jeff’s article | What we can learn from the friendship of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia
- On the Adoptee Citizenship Act
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