Judge Barrett Nominated for U.S. Supreme Court

September 26, 2020 8:37 AM | Carson Griffis (Administrator)

The ALA congratulates Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on her nomination for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in October 2017.

Judge Barrett earned her B.A. in English literature, magna cum laude, from Rhodes College. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, where she served as executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. 

Before joining the faculty of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was selected as "Distinguished Professor of the Year" by three of the Law School's graduating classes, Judge Barrett clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Barrett has been a friend and supporter of the ALA, and if confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first U.S. Supreme Court justice since John Paul Stevens to have previously served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

(Biographical information courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

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