WATCH: The History Of Amy Coney Barrett
Special thanks to Thomas Jipping of The Heritage Foundation for joining me on the Wake Up Wyoming morning program. He provided a look at the personal life history and career of our latest Supreme Court nominee.
You can hear my interview with Mr. Jipping, about Amy Cony Barrett, in the video above.
Barrett grew up in New Orleans, LA. She is the oldest of seven children. She is a devout Roman Catholic and has even undertaken missionary work. Barrett currently lives in South Bend, Indiana, where she is married and has seven children.
She graduated magna cum laude from Rhodes College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. Then it was off to Notre Dame Law Review. After school she clerked for D.C. Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
She had a brief stint in private practice and then taught for 15 years at her alma mater, Notre Dame Law School. Three of her graduating classes voted her “Distinguished Professor of the Year.”
A deeper dive inter her career as an author, lawyer, and judge can be found at the Heritage Foundation's article about her.