Notre Dame beams with pride at Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination

NOTRE DAME – Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a professor of law at Notre Dame and a graduate from the university, was announced Saturday to be President Donald Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Barrett is the first Notre Dame graduate and faculty member to be nominated to serve on the high court.

Many at the university feel that Barrett is a perfect pick for such a position and will serve with honor befitting the Irish.

“The same impressive intellect, character and temperament that made Judge Barrett a successful nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals will serve her and the nation equally well as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. An alumna and a faculty member of Notre Dame Law School, Judge Barrett has epitomized the University’s commitment to teaching, scholarship, justice and service to society. She is a person of the utmost integrity who, as a jurist, acts first and foremost in accord with the law,” said Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an absolutely brilliant legal scholar and jurist. She is also one of the most popular teachers we have ever had here at Notre Dame Law School. Judge Barrett is incredibly generous with her time and wisdom while mentoring her students. On a personal note, she is one of the most thoughtful, open-minded, considerate and kind people I have ever met. She lives a life of humility and grace, devoted to her family and community. Judge Barrett has served our nation with true distinction from the bench, and would continue to do so if she were confirmed to serve on our nation’s highest court,” said Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of the Law School.

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