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AMY CONEY BARRETT

   OUR NEXT GREAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE  

Amy Coney Barrett is a brilliant, successful lawyer, jurist and academic. She’s a mother of seven children, including one with special needs and two adopted from Haiti. She’s a strict Constitutionalist, who interprets the law based on its plain words.

Education  

Barrett grew up in Metairie, Louisiana and attended St. Mary’s Dominican High School, a Catholic girls’ school in New Orleans. 

Barrett graduated magna cum laude from Rhodes College in 1994.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she graduated first in her class and was the executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review

Judge Barrett began clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia 22 years ago, and her fellow clerks are quick to say she was his favorite.

Career Accolades


Amy Coney Barrett joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 2002.

Barrett was named a Professor of Law in 2010 Notre Dame Law School, and from 2014 to 2017 held the Diane and M.O. Miller Research Chair of Law.

Amy Coney Barrett was awarded distinguished professor of the year three times at Notre Dame Law School. 

Every Notre Dame Law School faculty member supported her elevation to the appellate court.

President Donald Trump nominated Barrett on May 8, 2017, to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Barrett was confirmed to the 4th Circuit Court in 2017.

Faith and Family


Born in New Orleans, Barrett is the oldest of seven children with five sisters and a brother. Her father Michael Coney worked as an attorney for Shell Oil Company, and her mother Linda was a homemaker.

Constitutionalist


“We agreed to live by the Constitution until it is lawfully changed, and judges can’t change it. That’s not democratic.”

 – Amy Coney Barrett

“A judge is obligated to apply the law as it is, not as she wishes it would be. She’s obliged to follow the law, even when her personal preferences cut the other way, or when she will experience great public criticism for doing so.” 

Amy Coney Barrett

“You’re not there to decide cases as you may prefer. You are not there to decide cases as the public or as the press may want you to. You’re not there to win a popularity contest. You are there to do your duty and follow the law wherever it may take you.” 

– Amy Coney Barrett

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   OUR NEXT GREAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE  

CLICK HERE TO READ HER RECOMMENDATION FROM NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL

Constitutionalist

“We agreed to live by the Constitution until it is lawfully changed, and judges can’t change it. That’s not democratic.”

 – Amy Coney Barrett

“A judge is obligated to apply the law as it is, not as she wishes it would be. She’s obliged to follow the law, even when her personal preferences cut the other way, or when she will experience great public criticism for doing so.” 

Amy Coney Barrett

“You’re not there to decide cases as you may prefer. You are not there to decide cases as the public or as the press may want you to. You’re not there to win a popularity contest. You are there to do your duty and follow the law wherever it may take you.” 

– Amy Coney Barrett