Amy Vivian Coney Barrett (born January 28, 1972) is an American lawyer, jurist, and academic who serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Barrett considers herself a public-meaning originalist; her judicial philosophy has been likened to that of her mentor and former boss, Antonin Scalia. Barrett's scholarship focuses on originalism.
Barrett was nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by President Donald Trump on May 8, 2017 and confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 2017. While serving on the federal bench, she is a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation.
Shortly after her confirmation to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, Barrett was added to Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees.
As of September 22 2020, Barrett is considered to be one of the top contenders for a Supreme Court nomination, to fill the vacancy that arose following the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18 2020.
[Short Fuse] Will Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed to the Supreme Court before election day 2020?
This question resolves positively if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed by the Senate to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States at any time before 00:00 Eastern on November 3 2020 (election day). It resolves negatively if this does not happen.