Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Amy Vivian Coney Barrett was born in January 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature and French from Rhodes College and earned her JD from Notre Dame Law School. She spent two years as a jurist, first with the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, then for Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. She entered the private practice of law.
She was a visiting associate professor at George Washington University Law School and a professor at Notre Dame Law School. Later, she was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. She was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Federal Rules of Procedure Advisory Committee.
She was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, a position she held for three years. President Trump later appointed her an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She was confirmed by the Senate and took her place on the bench of the High Court in October 2020.
She is married to Jesse Barrett and they have seven children. The family is Catholic.
In the news…
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett addresses a crowd at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. She has repeatedly affirmed the need for civility and respect for the rule of law to maintain the republic, calling herself a “passionate defender of the First Amendment”.
“One way to foster free speech is to foster civil discourse in which people can express their opinions in a way that is not threatening or hostile to the other party,” she said.
“The court is really, really collegial,” Judge Barrett said. “I was honored to be part of the institution. I was very grateful for the tremendous collegiality and respect that the members of the Court have for each other. I think Americans would all be better off if we all showed that level of respect, even for those we disagree with. »
The judge also said she hopes her life will inspire others to take legal studies and civics seriously. She said: “Lawyers have a real opportunity to show how you can disagree and argue with another person without it getting ugly.”
“We as a country need to maintain respect for the rule of law and not become cynical and think there is nothing to the rule of law,” she said.
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Have you prayed for Judge Barrett today? You can inform him at:
The Honorable Justice Amy Coney Barrett
United States Supreme Court
1 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20543