CCL President Robert S. Peck said that advocates on a wide range of issues were looking at the Supreme Court's newest member in calculating the likelihood that they can get their issues reviewed in that court, in an interview with WUSA9, the Washington, DC CBS affiliate. He emphasized that, at this earliest stage of her tenure, people are making what may best be described as educated guesses at how she might view any particular issue

     As an example, he noted that the Mississippi Attorney General had just filed a supplemental brief that was plainly written with newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett in mind in seeking review of a state statute that eliminated any right to abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Org., goes to conference on October 30, where the Supreme Court could decide whether to take the case for plenary review and, if it takes the case, could decide whether Roe v. Wade remain a viable precedent. The brief makes the calculation that Justice Barrett would provide the vote necessary to approve the restriction that otherwise could not be reconciled with existing abortion precedents.