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Video: Amy Coney Barrett discusses the role of the Supreme Court (2016)

In this 2016 lecture and discussion at Jacksonville University, Amy Coney Barrett discusses her view of the role of the U.S. Supreme Court and her strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution.

Running time: 55 minutes

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Amy Coney Barrett (born Amy Vivian Coney; 1972) is an American attorney, jurist, and academic who serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to the Seventh Circuit on May 8, 2017, and the Senate confirmed her on October 31, 2017. Before and while serving on the federal bench, she has been a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Eleven months after her confirmation to the Seventh Circuit, Barrett was added to Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees. On September 26, 2020, Trump nominated Barrett to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court. For a discussion of Barrett’s judicial philosophy and a sample of decisions she has made from the bench, click here.

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