Congratulations! Nothing wrong with them being included, but, hearing from a broader set of voices improves discussion. ACB is Solid Addition. Very Smart Woman with a great mind.FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AMY CONEY BARRETT.
As a Notre Dame graduate and professor, Barrett would break the Supreme Court law degree duopoly. All eight current justices hold degrees from one of two — and only two — law schools, Harvard and Yale.I would like to see someone on the Court who DIDN'T go to Yale or Harvard Law Schools (considered the best because of prestige only). Notre Dame Law School is also a prestige outfit, but at least it's not a continuation of HavardYaleYaleHarvardYaleHarvardHarvardYale.
And as much as I hate those burnt orange motherfuckers, UT Austin Law School is much better than any of the three mentioned above when it comes to actually BEING A LAW SCHOOL (a/k/a teaching people how to actually practice law, what a fucking concept, right?). Hell, I would take a Baylor Law grad over a HarvardYaleHavardYale any day of the week and twice on Thor's Day. And, fuck Baylor.
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Barrett has an impressive resume and an inspiring story. She has articulated a powerful defense of originalism, the method of interpreting the Constitution according to its original public meaning.
1. Barrett’s background
Amy Coney Barrett graduated from Notre Dame Law School first in her class. She has taught there for decades — and continues to teach there while serving as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduation, she clerked at the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia. As Princeton professor Robert P. George noted, even fellow clerks who disagreed with Barrett admired her intellect. Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman described her as “a brilliant lawyer.”
Barrett and her husband have seven children, ranging in age from 5 to 16. They adopted two of them from Haiti. One of her sons also has “special needs.” As someone who excelled as a legal scholar and reached the pinnacle of her profession as a Supreme Court Justice, Barrett would be an example to women hoping to combine a flourishing family life with a professional vocation.
Barrett's 3 yrs of service on the 7th Circuit represents more experience than Barack Obama’s appointee, Justice Elena Kagan, who had never served as a judge prior to her nomination to the Supreme Court.
As an Ivy League grad, I second your point about only Ivy grads on the court.