Amy Coney Barrett was born with the name Amy Vivian Coney, on January 28, 1972.
She was an American lawyer, jurist, and former academic who serves as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
She was nominated by President Donald Trump and has served since October 27, 2020. She previously was a United States circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 2017 to 2020.
Lamar Alexander supported Trump during his impeachment. Voted for Amy Coney Barrett. And now supports presidential transition but with an absurd statement that falls short of saying Joe Biden won. Lamar is obviously not working in the people's best interests.
— Exploding Golden Goose Singh, MD 🌊 (@LabyrinthWeaver) November 20, 2020
A member of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team wanted Democrats to grill Supreme Court then-nominee Amy Coney Barrett on her Catholic faith to try to prove she was unfit to serve on the nation’s highest court.
Barbara McQuade, who serves on Biden’s legal review team, also argued that Justice Brett Kavanaugh should have faced another congressional probe after he was confirmed over claims of sexual misconduct.
McQuade wrote an opinion piece for MSNBC in October in which she argued that Democrats should seek to expose Barrett’s personal faith as inconsistent with the job’s requirement to uphold the rule of law, Fox News reported.
Her argument was based on a paper Barrett wrote more than two decades ago with one of her law school professors. They opined that Catholic judges are “morally precluded” from enforcing the death penalty and should therefore recuse themselves from related cases.
— Fredric U. Dicker (@fud31) November 20, 2020
The Supreme Court has vacated a lower court’s 11th-hour order that had blocked tonight’s scheduled execution of Orlando Hall. Breyer, Kagan & Sotomayor dissent.
Amy Coney Barrett’s first vote as a Supreme Court Justice is to put a man to death. https://t.co/aIdFFrt1oF
— 5-4 Podcast (@fivefourpod) November 20, 2020