Judge Amy Coney Barrett is nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - Barrett, if confirmed by the US Senate, will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.

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

The one-time law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia has been tapped 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

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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