Can a Senator or Representative really be Originalist? Newly appointed Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, discusses Congress, Originalism, and the Constitution.
Judge Barrett was confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in October 2017. She previously served as the Diane and M.O. Miller Research Chair of Law and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. Her teaching and research include the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Her scholarship in these fields has been published in leading journals, including the Columbia, Virginia, and Texas Law Reviews. From 2010-2016, she served by appointment of the Chief Justice on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
She is a graduate of Rhodes College and Notre Dame Law School where she was executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. After graduation, Barrett served as a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She then spent a year as clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court.