October 9, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT: What Kind of Judge is Amy Coney Barrett? A Closer Look at Her Cases
A panel of scholars analyze Judge Barrett’s most significant rulings and legal writings and her likely impact on the Supreme Court.
Friday, Oct 9, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since November 2017 and has authored over 100 opinions during her nearly three years on the bench. Before becoming a federal judge, she was a law professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. During her last confirmation, a diverse group of 48 professors from leading law schools lauded her contributions to legal scholarship as “rigorous, fair-minded, respectful, and constructive.” She has been praised as a judge who tries to interpret the Constitution according to its original public meaning. The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon hold hearings to examine Judge Barrett’s record and judicial philosophy. What kind of judge is she? How will her confirmation impact the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence? Join us as a panel of scholars analyze Judge Barrett’s most significant rulings and legal writings and her likely impact on the Court.
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