Amy Coney Barrett took the world by storm this past year during her hearings before being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice. With her memorable moment holding up a blank notepad and her commentary on the importance of upholding the Constitution, this inspirational Supreme Court mom won all of our hearts! So, let’s talk about ACB!
After reading this article by Kay C. James that expresses the lack of conservative women in Women’s History Month, I was inspired to create my own list! And of course, ever inspired by Mallory and listening to the ‘Those Other Girls’ Podcast, the name ‘Those Other Women’s History Month’ came to me! Excited to partner with TOG on this awesome profile series on inspirational conservative women!
Amy Coney Barrett
"Your legal career is but a means to an end...and that end is building the kingdom of God." -Amy Coney Barrett
This past October, I remember rallying outside of the Supreme Court during Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearings. It was an awesome couple of days; for the first time in a long time, I felt like someone who shared my values was in the spotlight...and they couldn’t find a fault with her...even though, oh, they tried. Cancel culture couldn’t touch her.
Amy Coney Barrett is a mother of seven children, she is devoutly Catholic, and she is also an extremely intelligent and accomplished woman. We would be remiss not to include her in this list! Barrett was born in 1972 in Louisiana, and she is best known for being the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court.
ACB grew up Catholic in a large family, and she graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree from Rhodes College. From there, she graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School.
After her graduation, ACB clerked for two prominent figures, Judge Laurence Silberman and Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia is said to have influenced Barrett greatly. After her time as a clerk, she worked as an attorney for the law firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca, & Lewin, eventually working on a litigation case for President George W. Bush. Barrett was a fellow at George Washington University Law School, and she eventually became a professor of law at Notre Dame.
Finally, returning to her career as a judge, she was appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and finally in 2020, she was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court.
Amy Coney Barrett is a fierce constitutional leader, and she is an awesome example of a smart, strong, working mom! Watching her seven kids file in for her swearing in ceremony was such a cool moment, and learning about her strict appreciation for our Constitution and law was so refreshing. What can we say, the dogma lives loudly in her.
"We shouldn’t be putting people on the court that share our policy preferences. We should be putting people on the court who want to apply the Constitution." -Amy Coney Barrett