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FILE – In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind.

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with the Christian community People of Praise is drawing scrutiny because of what former members and observers describe as its ultraconservative views on women. Her defenders say scrutinizing her beliefs and relationship to the mostly Catholic organization is akin to anti-religious bigotry.

But in interviews with a dozen former members of the organization and graduates of the schools it runs, most told The Associated Press that Barrett’s association with the group should be examined when the Senate takes up her nomination beginning Monday.

Some were proud and excited that one of their own could soon be on the high court, in a

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A progressive activist group has purchased the internet domain name www.amyconeybarrett.com in an attempt to fight what they say is Donald Trump’s takeover of the US judicial system.

The site features a large photo of Amy Coney Barrett, who Mr Trump is expected to name as his choice to replace former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. Next to the photo is a warning that Ms Barrett must be stopped.

“Amy Coney Barrett would threaten your health care and your reproductive freedom. We have to stop her,” the site reads.

At the top of the site, a bold, white header reads “Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” whose reported final wish was that her position not be filled until after the 2020 US election. 

“We have to protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy. This vacancy should not be filled until after inauguration day,” the site

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