What We Know About Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. Alex Brandon / AP Photo
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. Alex Brandon / AP Photo

What We Know About Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

President Donald Trump has named Amy Coney Barrett, a Chicago federal judge and Notre Dame Law School professor, to fill the seat vacated by late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Reset checks in with Doug Cassel of the University of Notre Dame to discuss the law school’s legacy and legal philosophy. We also hear from WBEZ’s Patrick Smith for more on Judge Barrett’s background.

GUESTS:

Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Doug Cassel, human rights attorney; professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame Law School