Amy Coney Barrett

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 2020

Amy Coney Barrett (born January 28, 1972)[2] is an American judge. Barrett is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since October 26, 2020. She was nominated by President Donald Trump. She was the United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 2017 until 2020.

Amy Coney Barrett
Barrett wearing a judicial robe
Official portrait, 2021
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Assumed office
October 26, 2020[1]
Nominated byDonald Trump
Preceded byRuth Bader Ginsburg
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
In office
November 2, 2017 – October 27, 2020
Nominated byDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn Daniel Tinder
Succeeded byThomas Kirsch
Personal details
Amy Vivian Coney

(1972-01-28) January 28, 1972 (age 52)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Spouse(s)Jesse Barrett (m. 1999)
EducationRhodes College (BA)
University of Notre Dame (JD)
Academic background
Academic work
InstitutionsNotre Dame Law School
WebsiteNotre Dame Law Biography

Before, she served as the Diane and M.O. Miller Research Chair of Law and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School.

Supreme Court




Barrett was on President Trump's "shortlist" of potential Supreme Court nominees since 2017. She was seen as a possible replacement for then-retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.[3][4]

Shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2020, she was seen as the top choice to replace her.[5][6][7][8] On September 26, President Trump nominated her to replace Ginsburg.[9]



On October 26, 2020, the Senate confirmed Barrett to the Supreme Court by a vote of 52–48.[10][11]

Landmark decisions


On June 24, 2022, Barrett was one of the judges who voted to strike down Roe v. Wade in a 5-4 decision. Roe vs. Wade is a decision of 1973, that said that a Texas law on abortion violated a woman's constitutional right to decide whether to continue or end a pregnancy. With this decision gone, regulating abortion is now up to the states.[12]


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  2. "JFK, Amy Coney Barrett and Anti-Catholicism". National Catholic Register. September 22, 2017. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  3. "Here are potential Supreme Court nominees to replace Justice Kennedy". CNN. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  4. "Indiana's Amy Coney Barrett on list of 25 likely Supreme Court candidates". Indianapolis Star. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  5. Cohen, Stephen B. (2015), Dodson, Scott (ed.), ""Seg Academies," Taxes, and Judge Ginsburg", The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 73–87, doi:10.1017/cbo9781107477131.010, ISBN 978-1-107-47713-1
  6. Kilgore, Ed (2020-07-01). "Trump Wants Another Supreme Court Nomination Fight Before November". New York. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  7. Whelan, Ed (June 11, 2020). "Divided Seventh Circuit Panel Decision Against DHS 'Public Charge' Rule". National Review. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  8. Kilgore, Ed (September 9, 2020). "Trump Adds Cotton, Cruz, and Hawley to His Supreme Court Prospect List". New York. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  9. Zeke Miller; Lisa Mascaro; Mary Clare Jalonick (September 26, 2020). "Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court". Archived from the original on September 26, 2020. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  10. "Roll Call Vote 115th Congress - 1st Session".
  11. Fandos, Nicholas (October 26, 2020). "Senate Confirms Barrett, Delivering for Trump and Reshaping the Court". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  12. "Dobbs, State Health Officer of The Mississippi Department of Health, Et Al. V. Jackson Women'S Health Organization Et Al" (PDF). The United States Supreme Court. Retrieved 24 June 2022.

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