Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Vivian Coney Barrett (born January 28, 1972) is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.[1] The fifth woman to serve on the court, she was nominated by President Donald Trump and has served since October 27, 2020. She was a U.S. circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 2017 to 2020.

Amy Coney Barrett
Official portrait, 2021
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Assumed office
October 27, 2020
Nominated byDonald Trump
Preceded byRuth Bader Ginsburg
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
November 2, 2017  October 26, 2020
Nominated byDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn Daniel Tinder
Succeeded byThomas Kirsch
Personal details
Born
Amy Vivian Coney

(1972-01-28) January 28, 1972 (age 50)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Jesse M. Barrett
(m. 1999)
Children7
EducationRhodes College (BA)
University of Notre Dame (JD)

Before and while serving on the federal bench, she has been a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation.[2][3][4][5][6]

On September 26, 2020, Trump nominated Barrett to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States.[7][8][9] Her nomination was controversial because the 2020 presidential election was only 38 days away and Senate Republicans had refused to hold hearings for Merrick Garland during an election year in 2016.[10] The next month, the U.S. Senate voted 52–48 to confirm her nomination, with all Democrats and one Republican in opposition.[11]

Described as a protégée of Justice Antonin Scalia,[12][13][14] for whom she previously clerked, Barrett supports textualism in statutory interpretation and originalism in interpreting the Constitution.[15][16][17] Barrett is generally considered part of a conservative bloc.[18][19][20][21]


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