President Trump Nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

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President Trump has announced that 48-year-old Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett is his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Coney Barrett graduated first in her class at Notre Dame Law School. If confirmed, this makes her the first Notre Dame graduate on the Supreme Court and the only justice who did not attend an Ivy League law school. That alone is a strong argument for confirmation. She clerked for and was a protege of late Justice Antonin Scalia. In 2017, President Trump appointed her to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals from her position as a law professor at her alma mater.

She is Roman Catholic. She belongs to a charismatic Catholic organization called People of Praise, which many on the left insist on telling folks was the model for The Handmaid’s Tale. She has seven children, two of whom are adopted from Haiti. She has one child with Downs Syndrome. Apparently, her husband lets her drive.

The fact that she holds conservative opinions, she unabashedly lives out her faith, and she is being nominated within just weeks of the presidential election promises to produce a spectacle rather than a hearing. Despite the impending circus, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks to have the votes to ensure confirmation.