Barrett was nominated to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the court until she passed away earlier in 2020.
Amy Coney Barrett is a lawyer, professor, and judge who has been serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals since 2017. Before that, she worked at a law firm in Washington, D.C. Barrett was well known for serving as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Barrett’s is a constitutional originalist. That means she thinks we should apply the law of the Constitution was it was written. This is different compared to some people who think that we need to change the way we read the Constitution to fit the changes that have happened in society since the U.S. was founded.
The Senate voted on October 26 for Amy Coney Barrett to join the Supreme Court as its newest judge.