Who is Amy Coney Barrett? Meet Trump’s leading Supreme Court pick

Who is Amy Coney Barrett? Meet Trump’s leading Supreme Court pick

Judge Amy Coney Barrett | University of Notre Dame Law School via AP

The one-time law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia is among those being seriously considered by President Trump to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.

Name: Amy Coney Barrett

Age: 48, Born Jan. 28, 1972

Birthplace: Suburban New Orleans, Louisiana

Current residence:

Education: B.A., Rhodes College, 1994; J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1997.

Current job: Since 2017: Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Job history:

2002-2017: Law professor, Notre Dame

2001-2002: Adjunct faculty member, fellow in law, George Washington University Law School

1999-2001: Private practice, Washington, D.C.

1998-1999: Law clerk, Justice Antonin Scalia

1997-1998: Law clerk, Judge Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Family: Husband, Jesse Barrett; seven children.

Other details: Her Roman Catholic faith became an issue during her confirmation hearing last fall to be an appeals court judge. The Senate confirmed her 55-43.

Quote: “We shouldn’t be putting people on the court that share our policy preferences. We should be putting people on the court who want to apply the Constitution.” — 2016 speech at Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute.

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