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WHO IS AMY CONEY BARRETT?
A mother of seven and long term academic, Barrett was nominated by Trump on May 8, 2017 to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. While serving, she
taught at the University of Notre Dame, where she also went to Law school. Barrett, who is part of a small religious group called "People of Praise,"
has a clear anti-abortion judicial record that has made her popular among those leaning further right. Most democrats are fearful that if she is confirmed, the
Supreme Court, having a Republican majority, would overrule landmark cases like Roe v. Wade (the case that ruled that the Constitution
protects a woman's right to choose to have an abortion).
She is married to a fellow Notre Dome graduate, Jesse Barrett. Two of her seven children were adopted from Haiti and her youngest biological son has
On September 26, 2020, Trump nominated Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18, 2020. She was confirmed to the
the court on October 26, 2020.
Confirmation Hearings HIGHLIGHTS:
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