Barrett confirmed, as Trump’s top choice.
President Trump has just formally named the new judge of the Supreme Court to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and he announced Amy Coney Barrett as his second target.
On Saturday, just over a week after RBG passed away from cancer, the Pre nominated the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge. A Trump appointee to the Supreme Court, Barrett was a law professor at Notre Dame. While selecting her as his candidate, he handed out her a decent credentials, while still relying on the congress to do their job quickly and equally.
He also encouraged the public and the media to refrain from personal or political assaults on Judge Barrett, noting how ugly and controversial the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh was. Trump went on to laud Justice Ginsburg and explained that the right choice to replace her was Barrett, and as for Barrett herself, she also shared a few words at the podium.
However, she said that she had learned a lot from him and offered and accepted that she would follow the text of the law as written, without any personal prejudice or otherwise. She also appreciated her husband and her children, all of whom finally came to the stage to pose for an image-op with the First Family. It was a very short ceremony, almost done as soon as it began. As Trump said, the next few weeks will be asking Congress to get its candidate forward.
who is Amy Coney Barrett?
Amy Coney Barrett, she is the eldest 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. She grew up in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans, and graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School in 1990. Barrett studied English literature at Rhodes College.
She graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts, then graduated from Notre Dame School of Law in 1997 with a Juris Doctor. She was in private practice before becoming a law professor at George Washington University and then Notre Dame. Barrett has been serving on the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017.
She’s ruled on a pair of abortion-related cases, both times in favor of restrictions on access to abortion.