NEW ORLEANS – Today, President Trump nominated 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Louisiana native, to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Ginsberg, 87, passed away Sept. 18.
Louisiana Right to Life Associate Director Angie Thomas, J.D., said the following after the president’s announcement: “We highly respect Judge Barrett, not only for her stellar career as a law professor and judge, but also as a woman of faith and a dedicated mother of seven children, including two adopted children. Judge Barrett is an outstanding choice. We encourage the U.S. Senate to confirm her prior to the Nov. 3 election.”
Sharon Rodi, J.D., a member of the Louisiana Right to Life Board of Directors and delegate to National Right to Life, added, “I am beyond proud that Judge Barrett has been nominated by President Trump to the Supreme Court. As a graduate of my high school alma mater, Dominican High School, Amy has a reputation in the New Orleans area as a wonderful and well-qualified person. She is a strict constructionist who will interpret the Constitution as it is written. I look forward to Amy becoming the second Louisiana native to serve on the Supreme Court.”
If confirmed, Barrett would join Edward Douglass White Jr., who served on the Supreme Court from 1894 to 1921 and was the Court’s ninth Chief Justice, as Louisiana natives to serve on the Court.