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Judge Amy Coney Barrett Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Listen up, women of America: If Amy Coney Barrett gets to the U.S. Supreme Court, every day will be Mother’s Day. Instead of being taken for granted, you will be feted for your wisdom, life skills and fecundity. In fact, the more kids you have, the higher your stock. So start producing!

That message came out loud and clear during the first day of Barrett’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The other message: Woe to those who would criticize Barrett. That’s like assailing motherhood itself. 

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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