Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States; final vote 52-48 mostly along party lines.

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States; final vote 52-48 mostly along party lines.

By a 52-48 vote, mostly along party lines, the United States Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night. Justice Clarence Thomas was scheduled to swear her in later tonight. Voting in favor were Georgia’s two U.S. senators.

  • Said David Perdue, R-Georgia: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an accomplished, experienced jurist and a brilliant legal mind. Throughout her impressive career, Judge Barrett has demonstrated her commitment to preserving the Constitution and the American rule of law. I have no doubt that she will consider every case fairly and with an open mind, just as she said she would.”
  • Said Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia: “Justice Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptional jurist, a devoted wife and mother, and I believe will be known for being one of the preeminent legal minds in our country’s history.”

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Her background:

Born 1972 in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on May 8, 2017, to a seat vacated by John Daniel Tinder. Confirmed by the Senate on Oct. 31, 2017, and received commission on Nov. 2, 2017.

Education:
Rhodes College, B.A., 1994
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:

  • Law clerk, Hon. Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1997-1998
  • Law clerk, Hon. Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 1998-1999
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1999-2001
  • George Washington University Law School, 2001-2002; adjunct faculty member, 2001; John M. Olin Fellow in Law, 2001-2002
  • Professor of law, Notre Dame Law School, 2002-2017
  • Visiting associate professor of law, University of Virginia Law School, 2007
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