Dear Senators,

Independent Women’s Law Center, which works to advance equal opportunity, individual liberty, and respect for the American constitutional order, unequivocally supports the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. 

Judge Barrett’s sterling qualifications are well known:  She graduated first in her class from Notre Dame Law School and clerked for two federal judges, including for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. After practicing law at one of the country’s top law firms, Barrett went on to a successful career as a professor at the Notre Dame Law School, where she is adored by students and colleagues alike. In 2017, she became a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, where she has since authored more than 100 opinions.

Lawyers, students, and professors from both sides of the political aisle have praised Judge Barrett’s sharp legal mind and her respect for the rule of law, as well as her compassion and humility. 

In what was, perhaps, an unusual show of unity, all of the full-time faculty of the Notre Dame Law School supported her nomination to the Court of Appeals, as did 450 of her former students from across the political spectrum. In addition, every person with whom Barrett clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court, including the clerks to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, signed a letter of support stating, “[Amy Coney Barrett] is a woman of remarkable intellect and character. She is eminently qualified for the job.” One of those clerks, Noah Feldman, now a Harvard Law Professor and progressive political commentator, describes her as a “brilliant and conscientious lawyer” and notes that “[Barrett] was legally prepared enough to go on the court 20 years ago.”

IWLC is proud to support the confirmation of a woman of such distinction to the highest court in the land. We urge Senators to provide Judge Barrett with a fair and respectful hearing and to confirm her without delay. 


Jennifer C. Braceras
Independent Women’s Law Center