Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as new Supreme Court Justice


On Monday October 26, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was narrowly confirmed by Senate Republicans as the next Supreme Court Justice and as the official replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

The nomination was a 52-48 decision, with most Republicans voting her in as a replacement, while no Democrats wanted her as a replacement. This nomination now puts the court at a 6-3 conservative majority, which to the Republican party is a major win. 

Barrett has spent the majority of her career as a professor at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, only recently being appointed by Trump to serve as a judge in the federal appeals court for Chicago in 2017. She has been described as an “originalist,” interpreting the Constitution literally and what the Founding Fathers intended in her practice.

Currently, Barrett lives in South Bend, Indiana with her husband Jesse, a former federal prosecutor and seven children.