Amy Coney Barrett returns to South Bend after meeting with President Trump
ST JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Amy Coney Barrett, Notre Dame law professor and circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, returned to South Bend after meeting with President Trump and his team in Washington, D.C.
Barrett is said to be a potential nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Barrett, who was a finalist in 2018 for Trump’s second nomination to the high court, has drawn attention upon her return to South Bend.
Her neighbors said it’s surreal to see so much attention on Barrett and her neighborhood.
“It’s kinda hard to explain. It’s like you wake up one day and see her all over the news. It’s like ‘huh, I live right next door to her’,” said Finnegan Elliot, Barrett’s neighbor.
If Barrett is elected, she would be the youngest Supreme Court judge at just 48 years old.
President Trump is expected to announce Ginsburg’s replacement on Saturday. Senate Republicans are backing his decision to fill the seat before the November election.