According to many news outlets, Judge Amy Coney Barrett could become Donald Trump’s nominee to become a Justice on the United States Supreme Court following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As you might imagine, many Democrats are very upset at this prospect.
When I read about the prospect of Judge Barrett becoming a nominee for Supreme Court Justice, I was curious to see if she (or who else) owns the exact match AmyConeyBarrett.com domain name. A Whois search shows that AmyConeyBarrett.com was registered in June of 2018, and the domain name is registered under Whois privacy. It was very likely registered around the time of the last opening on Supreme Court, when Justice Brett Kavanaugh was nominated and ultimately assumed office.
When I visited AmyConeyBarrett.com, I was forwarded to a page within the Demand Justice website that honors Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Below the fold, there is a message about not proceeding with a Supreme Court nomination until after inauguration day:
“This could not be a more tragic loss. Justice Ginsburg was a fearless champion for justice, and we owe her an enormous debt of gratitude.
We have to protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy. This vacancy should not be filled until after inauguration day.
We MUST honor and protect her legacy
Please join us as we honor RBG by supporting our Supreme Court Preservation fund. Chip in now”
It is another case of a domain name registration playing a role in governance and politics. It is also another reminder that people should register their name in a domain name if possible.
I reached out to the press office for Demand Justice to ask if their organization registered this domain name. If I hear back, I will provide an update.