On Saturday, September 26, 2020, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Here are some facts facts about Judge Barrett:

Born: January 28, 1972, New Orleans, Louisiana

Current Position: Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2017 through present)

Education: Rhodes College (B.A. 1994), magna cum laude; first in her class at Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1997)

Clerkships: Judge Laurence Silberman, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1997-98); Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States (1998-99)

Private Practice: Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, Washington, D.C. (1999-2002)

Academia: Professor of Law, Notre Dame (2002-17); Visiting Associate Professor of Law, George Washington Law School (2001-02)

What they are saying:

  • “Amy Coney [was] the best student I ever had.” —John Garvey, President of Catholic University and former Professor at Notre Dame law School
  • “[Amy Coney Barrett] is a woman of remarkable intellect and character. . . . This view is unanimous.” —Letter signed by every law clerk who served with Barrett at the Supreme Court, including clerks to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • “[A] truly brilliant lawyer . . .She was legally prepared enough to go on the court 20 years ago.” —Noah Feldman, Harvard Law Professor and progressive political commentator
  • “She is a brilliant teacher and scholar, and a warm and generous colleague. She possesses in abundance all of the other qualities that shape extraordinary jurists: discipline, intellect, wisdom, impeccable temperament, and above all, fundamental decency and humanity.” —Letter signed by every full-time member of the Notre Dame faculty