Amy Coney Barrett Fast Facts

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Here is a look at the life of US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Birth date: January 28, 1972

Birth place: New Orleans, Louisiana

Birth name: Amy Vivian Coney

Father: Michael Coney, attorney

Mother: Linda Coney

Marriage: Jesse Barrett (1999-present)

Children: Emma, Vivian, Tess, John Peter, Liam, Juliet, Benjamin

Education: Rhodes College, B.A., 1994, graduated magna cum laude; Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997, graduated summa cum laude

Religion: Roman Catholic

Has been a member of the conservative Federalist Society and is an elected member of The American Law Institute.

Associated with a Christian group called People of Praise, though Barrett has not spoken publicly about her relationship to the religious community.

Two of her children are adopted from Haiti.

1997-1998 – Law clerk to Judge Laurence Silberman of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

1998-1999 – Serves as law clerk to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia for the Supreme Court of the United States.

1999-2001 – Works for the law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin (later merged with Baker Botts LLP) in Washington, DC.

2001-2002 – Adjunct faculty member, then John M. Olin Fellow at The George Washington University Law School.

2002-2017 – Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

May 8, 2017 – President Donald Trump nominates Barrett to the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

October 31, 2017 – Confirmed for judgeship by the Senate. Receives her commission on November 2, 2017.

September 26, 2020 – Trump announces Barrett as his nominee for the Supreme Court, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

October 26, 2020 – The Senate votes, 52-48, to confirm Barrett.

October 27, 2020 – Barrett is sworn-in, by Chief Justice John Roberts, officially beginning her tenure as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court.

April 19, 2021 – It is revealed that Barrett has signed a major book contract with Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Random House.

October 20, 2022 – Barrett rejects a challenge to President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan brought by a Wisconsin taxpayers group. On November 4, Barrett denies a second request to challenge the plan.


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