September 26, 2020

What They Are Saying: Judge Amy Coney Barrett

SENATORS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court. A brilliant scholar. An exemplary Judge. President Trump could not have made a better decision.”

Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD): “Judge Barrett deeply respects the Constitution, and she is committed to interpreting the law as written and applying it faithfully and impartially. While I look forward to meeting Judge Barrett and learning more about her experience, her resume speaks for itself…”

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL): “Judge Barrett is an excellent choice and will make a great Supreme Court Justice. I will enthusiastically support her confirmation, and I encourage my colleagues to join me in moving her nomination expeditiously.”

Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ): “Judge Barrett is a highly qualified jurist, a devoted mom, and a woman of integrity and faith.”

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one of the finest legal minds of her generation and has now proven to be a wise judge as well. I congratulate Judge Barrett on her nomination and I commend President Trump for another outstanding choice.”

Senator John Boozman (R-AR): “She's well qualified for the job given her extensive legal and academic experience. Like the president's previous nominees, she understands her Constitutional role.”

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO): “I am confident that Judge Barrett is a highly qualified jurist who has thought deeply about the Constitution, the role of precedent in judicial interpretation, and the importance of judges following the law as written rather than legislating from the bench.”

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL):She is a brilliant legal mind who understands the proper and distinct roles of the three branches of government.”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL): “Judge Barrett is a well-qualified, highly respected nominee, and that’s why the Senate previously confirmed her … I believe Judge Barrett would make an excellent Supreme Court justice, and I look forward to once again supporting her nomination in the U.S. Senate.”

Senator David Perdue (R-GA): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an outstanding choice to serve on our nation’s highest court. Throughout her impressive legal career, Judge Barrett has been an ardent defender of the Constitution and steadfast supporter of the rule of law. Having clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, Judge Barrett understands the importance of protecting our nation’s founding principles.”

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA): “I'm proud to support #AmyConeyBarrett as @realDonaldTrump’s nominee for #SCOTUS.  I'm confident she will protect individual liberties like the right to life & the 2nd Amendment by ensuring the Constitution & our laws are applied as written.”

Senator Jim Risch (R-ID): “Judge Barrett has a reputation as an exemplary jurist and Constitutionalist.”

Senator Todd Young (R-IN): “I am thrilled with @POTUS’s nomination of fellow Hoosier, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to serve on the Supreme Court. I've come to know her as an incredibly sharp legal mind, a woman of great integrity, and a dedicated mother of seven.”

Senator Mike Braun (R-IN): “Amy Coney Barrett’s sterling record as a Constitutional originalist proves she'll be a phenomenal Supreme Court Justice. I believe her reputation as an educator & model for decency will make Americans proud to have her on the court for years to come.”

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a well-qualified nominee, having served as a clerk for Justice Scalia and distinguishing herself as a law professor at Notre Dame before receiving bipartisan support during her confirmation to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.”

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): “I believe she will make an excellent justice that will serve our country and Constitution well, and I look forward to seeing her confirmed soon.”

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Louisiana native and superb legal mind, is an excellent choice by @realDonaldTrump to serve on #SCOTUS.”

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett, in both her judicial record and philosophy, has made clear her commitment to interpreting and upholding the law and the Constitution as they are written. I was proud to support her confirmation to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and look forward to supporting her confirmation to the Supreme Court.”

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS): “Amy Coney Barrett is an outstanding judge and an even better person. I commend President Trump on another exceptional pick for the high court”

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS): “In Judge Barrett, I believe President Trump has chosen a qualified conservative jurist who, if confirmed, will bring an important perspective to the Court.”

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT): “Judge Barrett will defend our Montana way of life from those that want to take away our 2nd Amendment rights and destroy our jobs. Nearly three years ago I voted to confirm Judge Barrett to the Seventh Circuit Court, and I now look forward to casting my vote to confirm Judge Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.”

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE): “I am encouraged that @realDonaldTrump has announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to serve as the next Justice on the Supreme Court. As a young mother on the 7th circuit court with a history clerking for Justice Scalia, she is a brilliant choice.”

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC): “President Trump has made a solid choice in nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is a highly accomplished and respected candidate.”

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett seems made for this moment. She’s a brilliant legal scholar who’s come face-to-face with the appalling attacks of the far-left and won.”

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND): “Judge Barrett has an outstanding record of accomplishment as well as a strong record of upholding the law, rather than legislating from the bench.”

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH): “Judge Barrett has an impressive background and is highly regarded for her work as a judge and as a constitutional law professor at Notre Dame.”

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK): “@realDonaldTrump made the right choice by choosing Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court. Throughout her career, Judge Barrett has shown her commitment to upholding the Constitution. he has a long record of upholding the right to life, respecting religious liberty and respecting judicial restraint. I look forward to receiving her nomination in the Senate and confirming her in a swift manner.”

Senator James Lankford (R-OK): “[Judge Barrett’s] distinguished professional resume includes a law degree from University of Notre Dame, clerking for Justice Scalia, teaching law at her alma mater, and serving on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a dedicated mother of seven, a wife, and a person of strong faith.”

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA): “I am pleased that President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC): “From her time as a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, to her work as an esteemed law professor and judge, Amy Coney Barrett has proven she would be a fantastic pick for the Supreme Court. I am confident she will work to uphold the Constitution, defend our nation’s founding principles and be a valuable addition to our nation’s highest court.”

Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD): “President Trump has made an excellent choice in nominating Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court. As an accomplished jurist, wife and mother from the Midwest, Judge Barrett brings a unique perspective to our nation’s highest court.”

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT): “Amy Coney Barrett is a highly-respected jurist with distinguished legal and academic credentials.”

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): “President Trump has selected another outstanding Supreme Court candidate by nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Judge Barrett has had a distinguished career as a law professor, law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, and federal appellate judge. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to the rule of law and to carefully considering the text and history of the Constitution.”

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI): “Less than three years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed on a bipartisan basis as a judge on the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. I was pleased to vote for her then, and I expect to support her confirmation as a justice on the Supreme Court.”

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY): “This is a historic choice by @realDonaldTrump. Judge Barrett is a highly qualified nominee. She will apply the law, not legislate from the bench.”

Judiciary Committee

Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC): “Judge Barrett is highly qualified in all the areas that matter – character, integrity, intellect, and judicial disposition. She is outstanding #SupremeCourt nominee”

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE): “I think she is qualified as a judge. I think she is going to be an engaging candidate.”

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): “She is roundly revered in legal circles for her well-reasoned and deliberate decisions, as well as for her commitment to applying the law as written, regardless of outcome. She is eminently qualified.”

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA): “Judge Barrett is an experienced jurist, a working mom of seven, an accomplished legal scholar, and a fellow Midwesterner.”

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID): “Her legal acumen, commitment to the Constitution and scholarly experience are exemplary.  Judge Barrett is conscientious in her application of jurisprudential principles.  She is preeminently qualified and has assured me she will interpret the law as it is written.”

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA): “President Trump has nominated an impressive jurist in Judge Barrett, who has real-world experience in the classroom and in the courtroom.”

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO): “This is a big moment for religious conservatives. For years we’ve been told to take a back seat in #SCOTUS nominations, but not any longer. @realDonaldTrump has chosen a nominee in #AmyConeyBarrett who religious conservatives can call one of their own”

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE): “Judge Barrett is a brilliant legal thinker and will be an excellent Supreme Court Justice … She believes her duty isn’t to arbitrarily slop applesauce on stone tablets and declare new laws – her duty is to cloak her personal views under a black robe and to faithfully uphold the Constitution. That makes her a problem to rabid partisans, and an ally to the rule of law.”

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC): “Judge Barrett is an incredible, well-qualified judge who interprets the Constitution as written and she will protect the rights of all Americans.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): “Judge Barrett is an outstanding jurist and a committed constitutionalist. She is an excellent nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and I look forward to hearing her testimony before @senjudiciary.”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Judge Barrett is well-qualified to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Having confirmed her to the circuit court in 2017 with bipartisan support, the Senate has already undertaken a thorough and rigorous review of her record.”

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a legal trailblazer with a deep respect for the law and our nation’s founding principles. Throughout her impressive career, Judge Barrett has maintained the importance of an independent judiciary that interprets the law and Constitution as-written, and operates free from political pressure.”

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT): “Judge Barrett is going to be a fantastic Supreme Court justice. I think she’ll be a textualist and an originalist, She’ll be devoted to the principle of constitutionally limited government. That’s what President Trump promised his voters. It is what I promised my voters. And we are going to keep our promise to the voters who elected us.”

OTHER FEDERAL OFFICIALS

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross: “President Trump has put forth a highly qualified individual with the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”

Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia: “Amy Coney Barrett is an admired teacher, scholar, and judge.  President Trump has selected a top-notch nominee of unquestioned ability and integrity.”

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson: “I applaud President @realDonaldTrump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.”

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a highly qualified jurist with a brilliant legal mind and the right temperament to interpret the U.S. Constitution.”

Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette: “President @realDonaldTrump has made a strong choice in selecting Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee.”

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Andrew Wheeler: “Judge Barrett is an excellent choice and will uphold the rule of law should she be confirmed. I applaud @POTUS ‘s decision to nominate an originalist to the highest court.”

OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS

House Of Representatives

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA): “President Trump just knocked it out of the park with his Supreme Court nominee. There is no question that Amy Coney Barrett is the best-qualified person to uphold the Constitution. The Senate should confirm her quickly.”

Ranking Member Of The House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan (R-OH): “President Trump makes another great pick! Amy Coney Barrett is a beyond excellent choice for the United States Supreme Court. She’ll fight for life, liberty, and the rule of law. The way the Founders originally intended. I look forward to her swift confirmation in the Senate.”

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY): “President @realDonaldTrump made a superb decision to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court. She is deeply respected as an extraordinary legal mind dedicated to the Constitution. She will make history as the first working mother to serve on the Court.”

Governors

Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a remarkable individual who will make an outstanding Supreme Court Justice. Her proven legal brilliance is matched by her exceptional character and unflinching commitment to the U.S. constitution.”

Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD): “Liberals and their media allies always attack strong women who defend the Constitution. So I hope South Dakotans will join me in praying for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and her family. A woman of incredible integrity and commitment to due process and equal protection for all Americans, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is the perfect woman for this vacant seat.”

Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH):Judge Amy Coney Barrett … is both highly qualified and highly respected. In addition to her distinguished judicial career, Judge Coney Barrett is a mother of seven, a constitutional scholar, and an esteemed law professor. Her prior writings and judicial opinions show she’ll interpret the law fairly and impartially.”

24 Governors: “As governors, we strongly support President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States, and we urge the Senate to confirm her appointment as an Associate Justice.”

  • Texas Governor Gregg Abbott

  • Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

  • Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy

  • Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

  • Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

  • Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

  • Idaho Governor Brad Little

  • Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

  • Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves

  • Missouri Governor Mike Parson

  • Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

  • North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum

  • Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph Torres

  • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

  • Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt

  • Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced

  • South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

  • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

  • Utah Governor Gary Herbert

  • West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

  • Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon

Lieutenant Governors

21 Lieutenant Governors: “As lieutenant governors, we applaud President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States and strongly encourage the United States Senate to swiftly confirm her appointment. Our request is not founded on partisan affiliation. Rather, we agree that Judge Barrett’s long record of upholding the Constitution and defending the rule of law make her an exceedingly qualified candidate to serve on our nation’s highest court.”

  • Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg

  • Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez

  • Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell

  • Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth

  • Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer

  • Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

  • Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan

  • Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin

  • Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch

  • Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

  • Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann

  • Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe

  • Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley

  • North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest

  • North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford

  • Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted

  • South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette

  • South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden

  • Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally

  • Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

  • Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox

State Attorneys General

22 State Attorneys General: “We, the undersigned Attorneys General of our States, write to urge the Senate to promptly hold a hearing on and confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Barrett is a distinguished legal scholar and an exceptional appellate judge with a track record of interpreting the Constitution according to its text and original public meaning. As we are sure your review of her exemplary record will reveal, she has the qualifications, experience, and judicial philosophy to be an outstanding Associate Justice.”

  • Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis T. Hill, Jr.

  • Georgia Attorney General Christopher M. Carr

  • Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall

  • Alaska Acting Attorney General Clyde “Ed” Sniffen, Jr.

  • Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich

  • Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

  • Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

  • Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt

  • Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron

  • Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch

  • Missouri Attorney General Eric S. Schmitt

  • Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

  • Nebraska Attorney General Douglas J. Peterson

  • North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

  • Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter

  • South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

  • South Dakota Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

  • Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes

  • West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who clerked for Justice Scalia, is a woman of unimpeachable character and integrity, an attorney of extraordinary intellect and accomplishment, and a jurist of the highest caliber and order.”

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R): “Pres. @realDonaldTrump has again nominated an exceptional legal scholar to serve on the nation’s highest court.”

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R): “Phenomenal pick by @realDonaldTrump. Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be a faithful servant to the rule of law. Tremendous to see another working mother nominated to serve on the nation’s highest court.”

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (R): “Amy Coney Barrett is an exemplary jurist and an extraordinary mother. She is accomplished and hardworking, and she understands the Constitution and the #RuleOfLaw.”

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R): “Fantastic #SCOTUS pick by @RealDonaldTrump. Judge Barrett is a courageous defender of the Constitution and her record speaks for itself.”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R): “The defense of life and liberty depends on a complete Supreme Court. That is why I applaud the President for ignoring leftist hypocrisy and fulfilling his Constitutional responsibility without delay. I hope the U.S. Senate will also fulfill their Constitutional duty and quickly confirm Judge Barrett.”

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R): “The selection of #AmyConeyBarrett for #SCOTUS by @realDonaldTrump is an absolute home run. She’s an incredible jurist, a true originalist and someone who has lived an incredible life of service.”

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R): “Amy Coney Barrett is an exemplary jurist. Accomplished, honest, hardworking. She will be a fair Justice and deserves a fair confirmation process.”

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R): “Great to see that @realDonaldTrump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett has impeccable and unassailable credentials.”

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett has served the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit with honor. Her numerous accomplishments have prepared her for this moment, including clerking for Justice Scalia. The time is right for her to rise to the highest Court of the land.”

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R): “Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett is President Trump’s best judicial nomination yet. Brilliant, clear-eyed and capable, she will apply the law is it is written, not as she wishes it to be.”

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter (R): “Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be an outstanding addition to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson (R): “Amy Coney Barrett is an accomplished and honorable jurist, who deserves a fair process and confirmation. The Constitution and history are on our side.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R): “[Judge Barrett] will make an exceptional justice on the United States Supreme Court.”

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes (R): “Amy Coney Barrett is an incredible candidate for the high court who has a deep and abiding respect for the Rule of Law. She’s a respected  jurist, accomplished professor, dedicated wife, mother and woman of faith. I urge Congress to confirm her before Election Day.”

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R): “Judge Barrett is a fantastic pick by President Trump. She brings a wealth of experience and judicial wisdom to the Supreme Court. She is a respected scholar, a highly qualified jurist and a principled woman of faith.”

Secretaries Of State

18 Secretaries Of State: “The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett is an outstanding nominee for consideration for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. She brings with her an unblemished record and extensive experience as a litigator and distinguished professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. Her philosophy and tried and true beliefs of upholding the constitution and the laws of our nation as written make her an excellent choice for our nation’s highest court.”

  • Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill

  • Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin G. Meyer

  • Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

  • Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney

  • Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson

  • Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate

  • Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab

  • Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams

  • Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin

  • Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson

  • Montana Secretary of State Republican Nominee Christi Jacobsen

  • Nebraska Secretary of State Robert Evnen

  • North Dakota Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger

  • Oklahoma Secretary of State Michael Rogers

  • South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond

  • Lieutenant Governor of Utah Spencer Cox

  • West Virginia Secretary of State Andrew “Mac” Warner

  • Wyoming Secretary of State Edward A. Buchanan

NOTRE DAME COMMUNITY

Faculty

Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins: “The same impressive intellect, character and temperament that made Judge Barrett a successful nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals will serve her and the nation equally well as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.”

Notre Dame Law School Dean Marcus Cole: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an absolutely brilliant legal scholar and jurist. She is also one of the most popular teachers we have ever had here at Notre Dame Law School.”

Notre Dame Law Professor Paolo Carozza: “an intelligent, thoughtful, open-minded person.”

Notre Dame Law Professor Nicole Garnett: “She is brilliant, to be sure, but also humble generous, loving, kind. She accepts each new challenge with grace and gives all that she has to give (and sometimes it seems more) to all that she is called to do. She will bring all those qualities to the Supreme Court, and our nation will be blessed by her years of service as Justice Barrett.”

Former Notre Dame Law School Dean Patricia O’Hara: “I write in support of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. I was the dean of Notre Dame Law school at the time that Judge Barrett first joined our faculty. In that capacity I was responsible for providing an environment in which she could flourish as a young faculty member, but also for evaluating objectively whether she met the University’s high standards for scholarship and teaching required for advancement. This provided to be the easiest task of my ten years as dean. Judge Barrett was (and remains) a stellar teacher beloved by students, a brilliant and nationally-recognized scholar, and a generous colleague.”

Notre Dame Law Professor O. Carter Snead: “She has an incandescent mind that has won the admiration of colleagues across the ideological spectrum.”

Notre Dame Law Professor Stephen Yelderman: “She’s mind-blowingly intelligent, and she’s also one of the most humble people you’re going to meet. Judge Barrett is the complete package."

Students

Notre Dame Law Students and Alumni Laura E. Wolk, Megan L. McKeown and Alyson M. Cox: “Amy Coney Barrett is a woman of both profound intellect and depth of heart. We are better women, friends, and lawyers for having known and learned from her. She has enriched the lives of all who have come to know her at Notre Dame Law School, and we can only hope that the entire country also will be given the benefit of her example and service.”

Notre Dame Law Student And Combat Veteran Chase Giacomo: “For the past six years, I have stayed in contact with Barrett. Recently, my wife and I felt called to adopt a child into our home. Knowing that Barrett has adopted two orphans, we reached out to her for advice. Despite the massive demands on her time, she overwhelmed us with the quantity and quality of information, guidance, and direction she was able and willing to provide. We felt so loved and supported by her constant, selfless giving of time and attention. What is most impressive is that I am only one of the many students who look to Barrett as a mentor. She was once asked in an interview what she most wanted to be remembered for in life. Her response was for people to say that ‘she loved well.’”

LEGAL COMMUNITY

Law Professors & Legal Scholars

George Mason University Law Professor Helen Alvaré: “Amy Coney Barrett will inspire several generations of female lawyers and academics for many of the same reasons Ruth Bader Ginsburg did. Her intellectual excellence and her dedication throughout decades to the unrelenting and high-stakes work of lawyering, writing, teaching and judging make her a role model for lawyers generally.”

Harvard Law Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin: “It would be a mistake to dismiss Judge Barrett as a mere partisan or a zealot; her writings bear the mark of a scholar who reasons carefully about legal cases and controversies.”

Delaware Law School Professor John Culhane: “She is an able federal judge. Her writing is crisp and clear, and her arguments sound … She has a compelling personal story. Among other things, she and her husband have adopted two children from Haiti, and her students and colleagues at Notre Dame Law School have commended her teaching and her collegiality. It’s also refreshing to see a nominee without an Ivy League degree. Barrett, who also attended Notre Dame Law School and a small liberal arts college, boasts academic qualifications that are second-to-none.”

Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman: “Barrett is highly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. … I know her to be a brilliant and conscientious lawyer who will analyze and decide cases in good faith, applying the jurisprudential principles to which she is committed. Those are the basic criteria for being a good justice. Barrett meets and exceeds them.”

  • Feldman: “We need the smartest and best people, including the smartest and bets people who we disagree with all the way down the line. And let me be clear, Judge Barrett and I disagree on just about every important Constitutional issue and most important statutory issues. But I think she is the best interlocutor that one could have.”

Former Obama-Biden Solicitor General And Georgetown University Law Center Professor Neal Katyal: “She’s a qualified nominee”

  • Katyal: “She deserves a respectful and dignified hearing. And I think you’ll hear many Democrats acknowledge she’s a brilliant person, she’s a lovely person.”

University Of California, Berkeley Law Professor Orin Kerr: “I recall her as very impressive. I recall her as super smart and very personable.”

Heritage Foundation's John Malcolm: “In Amy Coney Barrett, Trump Picks an Exacting Scholar for Supreme Court.”

Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Thomas Jipping: “For cases to be decided as much as possible by the law rather than by the judge, there must be a real understanding of the need for such impartiality, a self-conscious conviction to achieve it as much as possible, and the actual use of tools that help make it real. Judge Barrett is that kind of judge.”

Heritage Foundation Legal Fellow GianCarlo Canaparo: “What you need to know about #ACB: 1) she’s brilliant 2) extraordinarily well qualified; and 3) summed up her view of the judicial role this way: “I do not think it lawful for a judge to impose personal opinions, from whatever source they derive, upon the law.”

Heritage Foundation Legal Fellow Zack Smith: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett will make a fantastic addition to #SCOTUS!”

University Of Iowa Law Professor Derek T. Muller: “Amy Barrett was my Evidence professor. She’s been exceedingly generous with her time & an important mentor to me, as the field of Notre Dame Law alumni-turned-law professors is fairly small. I’m thrilled to see a good & decent person, & a crisp & clear writer, nominated.”

University Of Virginia Law Professor Saikrishna Prakash: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett has all the qualities of a first-class Supreme Court justice: intellect, wisdom, temperament and restraint.”

Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center For Constitutional Studies Director Ilya Shapiro: “Judge Barrett has displayed a seriousness of purpose and is dedicated to finding and applying the Constitution’s original public meaning.”

Cardozo School Of Law Professor Kate Shaw: “She’s very well-regarded, well-liked. I don’t think anyone is going to be able to raise issues about her qualifications, her character, her judicial temperament.”

Pacific Legal Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Elizabeth Slattery: “The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett embodies the idea that there isn't just one way for women to think, write and reason about the law. To be sure, Barrett has a different judicial philosophy than Ginsburg had. While Ginsburg believed in a living, evolving Constitution, Barrett believes judges should stick to the original meaning of the Constitution . . . What's clear is that Ginsburg's trailblazing career has paved the way for women with a range of judicial philosophies to sit on the federal courts. Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court is truly a triumph of Ginsburg's equality project.”

The George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley: “As expected, the nominee is Judge Amy Coney Barrett. More than any nomination in history, this is a celebration of conservative feminists. It comes close to the day of the confirmation of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. While they reached very different conclusions on constitutional interpretations, Justice Ginsburg and Judge Barrett have striking similarities. Both graduated at the top of their law school classes. Both went into teaching at leading law schools. Both joined the bench with deeply rooted views of the law and its role in society. Both also publicly discussed the importance of their faith to their careers and their convictions.”

University Of Baltimore Law Professor Kimberly Wehle: “She has the intellectual chops and experience for the job. A number of her former colleagues and students at Notre Dame have even praised her as an effective and creative teacher with an affable demeanor — all positive traits for the eight Americans with whom she would share the extraordinary powers of the U.S. Supreme Court and for the elite members of that bar.”

George Mason University Assistant Law Professor Adam J. White: “As a judge and a scholar, Amy Coney Barrett has dedicated her career to thoughtful study of interpreting laws and weighing precedents. She would be an ideal Supreme Court justice in any era, but especially in this era, when proper understandings of legal interpretation and stare decisis are of such central importance to the court’s work. There is every reason to expect that Judge Barrett will be an exemplary justice…”

University Of California, Berkley Law Professor John Yoo: “Barrett should win the support of anyone who wants judges of intelligence, experience, and character.”

Legal Community

American Center For Law And Justice: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an excellent nominee to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, with a proven track record of upholding the Constitution and the rule of law.”

Former Law Clerk To Amy Coney Barrett John Adams: “Judge Barrett’s commitment to the law is rivaled only by her commitment to her family.”

Constitutional Lawyers David Rivkin and Andrew Grossman: “Her scholarly and judicial writings place her at the center of the mainstream consensus on the judge’s role as an arbiter, not a lawmaker, who abides by the duty to enforce the law as written … Judge Barrett’s body of work shows her to be independent, discerning, diligent and fair.”

Former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr: “A superb nominee.”

Conservative Legal Organizations

Article III Project President Mike Davis: “President @realDonaldTrump could not have picked a better Supreme Court nominee.”

Independent Women’s Law Center Director Jennifer C. Braceras: “IWLC is proud to support the confirmation of a woman of such distinction to the highest court in the land.”

Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino: “President Trump promised to appoint justices in the mold of Scalia and Thomas. He has kept that promise and I look forward to supporting Judge Barrett's confirmation.”

Former Clerks

Former Law Clerks For Judge Barrett Amanda Rauh-Bieri And Pardis Gheibi: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a jurist of unparalleled talent and a person of remarkable character. We would know — we spent a year right down the hall from her. As her law clerks, we witnessed the qualities that make her an excellent judge and mentor, the same qualities that will make her a distinguished Supreme Court Justice.”

CONSERVATIVES

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a remarkable nominee, and the Senate should confirm her without delay.”

American Conservative Union: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett must be confirmed before the election.”

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning: “President Donald Trump has fulfilled his constitutional responsibility to nominate Amy Coney Barrett for a seat on the Supreme Court. Coney Barrett is highly qualified jurist and would make an outstanding associate justice.”

American Principles Project Executive Director Terry Schilling: “A devout and hard-working mother, as well as a sharp legal mind and an accomplished jurist, Amy Coney Barrett embodies much of what makes America great. Her faith, career and beautiful family are all qualities we should celebrate in a nominee to the Supreme Court, and ought to be sources of inspiration for Americans of every ideological stripe.”

Americans for Prosperity Vice President for Legal and Judicial Strategy Casey Mattox: “AFP’s activists proudly support the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. We are confident that she will embrace her role to safeguard the constitutional rights of the people while recognizing that we elect Congress, not the courts, to legislate.”

Club for Growth President David McIntosh: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an excellent selection who has shown a rock-solid commitment to originalism and the Constitution.”

Concerned Women for America President and CEO Penny Nance: “Conservative women are rejoicing today on this significant moment where President Donald Trump has, for the first time in our nation’s history, given conservative women a voice on the nation’s highest court. Amy Coney Barrett is a constitutionalist, a top-notch legal scholar, and simply the best choice for this seat.”

Conservative Legal Commentator Adam Freedman: “But today’s political squabbles should not overshadow the intellect and judicial temperament that make her a superb choice for the high court.”

The Heritage Foundation: “Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial philosophy, legal credentials and strong character make her an excellent choice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Heritage Action For America Executive Director Jessica Anderson: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a jurist of the highest quality and a dedicated servant to her fellow Americans. We support her nomination to the Supreme Court and are confident your committee will find her to be an excellent and well-qualified person to serve our country.”

National Review’s Rich Lowry: “Inspired choice”

Tea Party Patriots: “A woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution was just nominated to the Supreme Court.”

Fox News’ David McIntosh: “Judge Barrett is both a remarkable woman and a brilliant jurist; President Trump could not have picked a more qualified nominee.”

Over 200 Conservative Leaders: “We, the undersigned, write to offer our full support for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. It is not often that such a broad community of stakeholders, representing free-market, family, faith, education, business, and judicial interests comes together to speak with a clear and singular voice. Now is such a time. Because of the judicial philosophy she embraces, the confirmation of Judge Barrett is of critical importance both to our country and to future generations of Americans.”

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POLICY & ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

Business Organizations

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue: “America’s free enterprise system depends on the fair application of the law, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has no doubt that Judge Barrett will treat all litigants – including the business community – fairly. She will make an excellent associate justice.”

Pro-Life Organizations

Americans United for Life President and CEO Catherine Glenn Foster: “Amy Coney Barrett is the best and most qualified successor for the iconic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court. The President made a wise choice.”

Live Action: “We support her swift confirmation to our nation’s highest court.”

March For Life: “Possessing impeccable qualifications, we have confidence she will fairly apply the law and Constitution as written, which includes protecting the most vulnerable in our nation.”

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser: “Amy Coney Barrett is a brilliant jurist in the mold of the late Justice Scalia, and President Trump could not have made a stronger selection to fill this Supreme Court vacancy.”

Students for Life: “The PICK is in and we couldn’t be more excited! Amy Coney Barrett will be a judicial role model in the Supreme Court and a pro-life leader for years to come. #justice4life #confirmACB”

Religious Liberty & Faith Organizations

Faith and Freedom Coalition Executive Director Timothy Head: “Amy Coney Barrett is the principled conservative we need on the Supreme Court bench right now. She is an accomplished woman of the law and someone who practices the pro-life values she preaches.”

Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed: “Outstanding choice by @realDonaldTrump of Amy Coney Barrett for #SCOTUS. She is superbly qualified and should be swiftly confirmed by the US Senate.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins: “Excellent choice!”

First Liberty Institute’s CEO And Chief Counsel Kelly Shackelford: “She will make an excellent Supreme Court Justice, and we expect the Senate to confirm her without delay.”

First Liberty Institute General Counsel Mike Berry: “A woman, a mother and a constitutional scholar who is well-qualified for the office.”

Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty: “The Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty (’JCRL’) and its general counsel Howard Slugh applaud the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court.”

Samaritan’s Purse And Billy Braham Evangelistic Association President And CEO Franklin Graham: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a highly qualified nominee exhibiting outstanding education, experience, temperament, and character.”

Second Amendment Organizations

Gun Owners of America Senior Vice President Erich Pratt: “From a Second Amendment perspective, Judge Amy Coney Barrett appears to be a strong choice.”

National Rifle Association: “The @NRA fully supports President @realDonaldTrump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate should act swiftly to confirm her.”

National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs Lawrence G. Keane: “Judge Barrett is among the most highly qualified individuals nominated to serve on our nation’s highest court. Her dedication is unparalleled and her love for our country and for the U.S. Constitution is admirable.”

COMMENTATORS & MEDIA

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “Clearly Judge Amy Coney Barrett is highly qualified as a jurist. She has a wonderful, wonderful personal story, a beautiful family.”

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin: “[Judge Amy Coney Barrett] is a remarkable person and has a remarkable personal story.”

CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan: “Amy Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has the head, heart, and history to be an outstanding Supreme Court justice.”

CNN’s Abby Phillip: “Amy Coney Barrett is different in that she is widely viewed to be well qualified for this position even with people who don’t agree with her actual positions.”

CNN Contributor Scott Jennings: “A lot of Americans are going to see themselves in ACB and love this nomination.”

CNN Political Commentator Mia Love: “It is so refreshing to see a successful conservative woman being asked to serve our nation at the highest levels. She is eminently qualified to serve and I look forward to her Senate confirmation.”

Fox News’ Andy McCarthy: “She’s somebody that they just confirmed three years ago. She’s got an impeccable record. She has the admiration of people who are her ideological adversaries, perhaps, but respect her humility and her courage as the theme that she struck at the end of her statement. Admire that about her, and I that’s why she’ll be an exquisite justice of the Supreme Court.”

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro: “President Trump’s nomination today of Amy Coney Barrett – a brilliant scholar, jurist, constitutional textualist, mother of seven, with an unblemished reputation – will cement the conservative leaning of the Supreme Court for decades to come.”

NBC News’ Pete Williams: “There doesn’t seem to be much doubt that she is qualified in the sense that she has the credentials and the intelligence and the skill to do the job.”

Radio Host Hugh Hewitt: “Well done @Realdonaldtrump and congratulations to Judge Barrett who will soon be Justice Barrett.”

Radio Host Mark Levin: “Judge Barrett’s comments were pitch- and substantively perfect.”

The Detroit News’ Ingrid Jacques: “Watching Judge Amy Coney Barrett just now, I’m proud as a conservative woman to see her accept this nomination with such grace. I know it won’t be easy for her. But it’s hard not to admire her experience and outlook.”

Editorial Boards

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: “In a vacuum, Amy Coney Barrett would be seen by all as a highly capable, fully qualified choice to serve as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court … Her credentials are impeccable.”

Dallas Morning News Editorial Board: “A federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, Barrett, by all accounts, is a conservative with a compelling personal story and an impressive understanding of the law. Unless her confirmation hearing brings to light issues serious enough to question her suitability, she should be confirmed.”

Detroit News Editorial Board: “Barrett is a strong choice, and she deserves a fair hearing in the Senate.”

The National Review Editorial Board: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, is an intelligent and thoughtful conservative who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to the rule of law.”

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: “Judge Barrett’s record and intellect suggest she can join Mr. Trump’s other appointees in reviving core constitutional principles in American law and life.”

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

President Of The Catholic University Of America, John GarveyAfter she graduated from law school, I wrote a one-line letter of recommendation for her to Justice Antonin Scalia: ‘Amy Coney is the best student I ever had.’ He was wise to hire her as a clerk.”

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York : “‘I think she is nominated because she is the best candidate around … And from what I hear, she is.”

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