Posted on November 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's book deal will remain on.

Penguin Random House said Monday that it was still publishing the book, expected out in 2024, despite an open letter seeking to stop it.

By Monday afternoon, according to the Wall Street Journal, more than 625 members of the literary community — including more than 75 self-described PRH employees — had signed the public letter.

Also on Monday, the freedom-of-expression group PEN America issued its own statement, in which it opposed the calls to drop the book.

PEN's statement acknowledged that it, like the letter's signatories, has serious concerns about the US Supreme Court's "increasingly ideological orientation" but stressed that the decision to publish a book is not an endorsement of its views or ideas.

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