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Amy Coney Barrett
Barrett wearing a judicial robe
Barrett in 2018
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Assumed office
October 26, 2020
Nominated by Donald Trump
Preceded by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
November 2, 2017 – October 27, 2020
Nominated by Donald Trump
Preceded by John Daniel Tinder
Succeeded by Thomas Kirsch (nominee)
Personal details
Born
Amy Vivian Coney

January 28, 1972 (1972-01-28) (age 48)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jesse Barrett (m. 1999)
Children 7
Education Rhodes College (BA)
University of Notre Dame (JD)
Scientific career
Institutions Notre Dame Law School

Amy Coney Barrett (born January 28, 1972) is an American judge. Barrett is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since October 26, 2020. She was nominated by President Donald Trump. She was the United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 2017 until 2020.

Before, she served as the Diane and M.O. Miller Research Chair of Law and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School.

Supreme Court

Nomination

Barrett was on President Trump's "shortlist" of potential Supreme Court nominees since 2017. She was seen as a possible replaced for then-retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2020, she was seen as the top choice to replace her. On September 26, President Trump nominated her to replace Ginsburg.

Tenure

On October 26, 2020, the Senate confirmed Barrett to the Supreme Court by a vote of 52–48.

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