Amy Coney Barrett officially picked by President Trump for Supreme Court seat
WASHINGTON D.C. – President Donald Trump has officially nominated Notre Dame law professor and circuit court judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday for the vacant Supreme Court seat that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg left with her recent passing.
Should the nomination be accepted, this would mark President Trump’s third Supreme Court pick in one presidential term.
Barrett will be the youngest Supreme Court judge if she is elected by the Senate.
It was speculated by many that Barrett would be chosen for the nomination since she was the only candidate that the President met with in person.
The President has said Barrett was on his list of potential nominees since 2017.
Barrett graduated from Notre Dame in 1997 and became a law professor at her alma mater in 2002.
She was also confirmed for her current judgeship on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017.
Barrett is a mother of seven children and a resident of South Bend, though she was born in New Orleans.
She is a devout Catholic and a has been described as a favorite among religious conservatives.