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Amy Coney Barrett receives $2 million advance for book deal: report

Bonnie Cash

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has reportedly sold a book, receiving an advance of $2 million.

Three industry sources close to the matter told Politico that Barrett’s book will deal with how judges are not supposed to bring their personal feelings into their rulings.

One industry source told Politico that the “eye-raising amount” is likely the most a justice has received since Clarence Thomas and Sandra Day O’Connor sold their own books.

The Hill has reached out to the Supreme Court for comment.

Barrett was pressed by Democratic lawmakers during her confirmation hearing on how she would rule on certain cases having to do with Roe v. Wade, the Second Amendment and the Affordable Care Act. Barrett avoided answering such questions, saying that, like the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she would not offer “previews” on specific cases.

And during her hearing to be confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2017, Barrett commented on her personal beliefs when asked if she considered herself an “orthodox Catholic.”

“If you’re asking whether I take my faith seriously and I’m a faithful Catholic, I am,” Barrett said. “Although I would stress that my personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear in the discharge of my duties as a judge.”

Industry sources also told Politico that former Attorney General William Barr had sold a book on his time in the Justice Department.

Barr stepped down as attorney general on Dec. 23 after breaking with then-President Trump and telling the media that no evidence of widespread voter fraud had been found.

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