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Justice Barrett’s First Act? Joining Trump's Dog-and-Pony Show.

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Dear Justice Barrett,

It wouldn’t have been that hard to do the right thing. All you had to do was respectfully decline President Trump’s invitation to be a prop in his reelection campaign. Here’s what you could have said:

“Mr. President, I am honored by your invitation to conduct a public swearing-in on the South Lawn of the White House. However, because of my new role as Supreme Court Justice, I must respectfully decline.”

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