blog single post

Amy Coney Barrett

If the rumor-mill is accurate and this comes from some pretty good sources, Amy Coney Barrett, from New Orleans, Louisiana will be President Trump's next nominee, provided he gets to choose another one.

So, in the event that he does get to choose another one, sometime in the future, you may be asking yourself, "who is Amy Coney Barrett?

Judge Barrett is a newcomer to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, having been appointed less than a year ago in October 2017. A graduate of Notre Dame University Law School, Barrett clerked for the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia and later returned to Notre Dame’s law school as a member of the faculty.

The 46-year-old Barrett grew up in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, and attended St. Mary’s Dominican High School, a Catholic girls’ school in New Orleans. Barrett graduated magna cum laude from Rhodes College, a liberal arts college in Tennessee affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, in 1994.

After graduating from Rhodes, Barrett went to law school at Notre Dame on a full-tuition scholarship. She excelled there as well: She graduated summa cum laude in 1997, received awards for having the best exams in 10 of her courses and served as executive editor of the school’s law review.

She is married to Jesse Barrett, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana. The couple has seven children. They have seven children: five biological children and two children adopted from Haiti. Her youngest biological child has special needs.

You think the left went ballistic with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh? To use an age-old axiom, "you ain't seen nothing yet!"