Amy Barrett is an American judge and attorney who serves as an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Amy Barrett was also a leader of women for the Christian laity movement People of Praise. Amy Barrett has been nominated to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court by President Donald Trump.
Amy Barrett was also a leader within the Christian lay movement People of Praise. Amy Coney Barrett is the 115th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, following Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Amy Coney Barrett, the daughter of Linda and Michael Coney, was born in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Amy Coney Barrett is the oldest of seven children, with five sisters and one brother.
Amy Coney Barrett’s father was an attorney for Shell Oil Company, while her mother was a high school French teacher and homemaker.
Amy Barrett attended St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans, a Roman Catholic school for girls. Amy Barrett then received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Notre Dame Law School.
She was the managing editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.
Amy served as a judicial clerk for multiple judges following her graduation from law school. She worked for US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from 1998 to 1999.
She subsequently entered private practice with the Washington, D.C. firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin.
In 2002, she opted to return to Notre Dame to teach law at the university’s school of law. She got the “Distinguished Professor of the Year” honor three times during her return to Notre Dame.
Amy Barrett was named to the Advisory Committee on Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2010.
Amy was nominated to serve as a United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit circuit judge on May 8, 2017.
Amy has stated some anti-abortion beliefs, which is why conservative groups support her. She faces vociferous opposition from left-leaning groups, such as those representing abortion rights organizations and the LGBT community.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination by a vote of 11-9, and the full Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 54-43. She was the first female to represent Indiana on the Seventh Circuit.
Amy was allegedly on the shortlist in 2018 to replace Anthony Kennedy following his announced retirement. Ultimately, Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to that position. Kavanaugh asked Trump to consider Amy for an available seat. Evidently, he heeded this recommendation.
On September 18, 2020, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Amy was widely regarded as Trump’s top choice in the days following her death. Trump’s selection for 2020 was made public on September 26, 2018.
Amy is among the wealthiest and most well-known attorneys. About $1.5 million is Amy Coney Barrett’s estimated net worth.
The annual compensation for Amy Coney Barrett is $280,000. In addition, Amy Coney Barrett receives an additional $15,000 to cover her personal expenses, including food, travel, and dry cleaning. she is also receiving a $10,000 travel allowance
In 1999, Amy wed Jesse M. Barrett, a classmate from Notre Dame Law School. In South Bend, Indiana, he is a partner with SouthBank Legal.
They have seven children, two of which are Haitian adoptees. They follow the Catholic faith.