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Governor Torres joins over 160 federal and state Republican officials in support of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court

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(Office of the Governor) — Together with 165 federal and state Republican officials from across the United States, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres expressed his support for President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

"Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an accomplished and excellent jurist, who will serve all Americans from Washington to the territories honorably on our nation’s highest court. She brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience from her work in private practice, in academia as a distinguished legal scholar and professor, and in public service as a bipartisan-supported federal judge on the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Governor Torres.

“I wholeheartedly support President Trump in making another exceptional choice to the Supreme Court,  and  I  congratulate Judge  Barrett  and  wish  her  the best  for  a smooth  and  thorough confirmation process,” he added.

Governor Torres joined 115 Republican congressional leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and 20 other Republican governors in their collective support for President Trump’s nomination of Judge Barrett. 16 state attorneys general have also conveyed their support.

“President  Trump  could  not  have made a better  decision.  Judge Amy  Coney  Barrett  is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States,” said Senate Majority Leader McConnell.

“President Trump just knocked it out of the park with his Supreme Court nominee. There is no question that Amy Coney Barrett is the best-qualified person to uphold the Constitution. The Senate should confirm her quickly,” said House Minority Leader McCarthy.

President Donald Trump speaks as he announces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, in Washington, D.C. AP

Judge Barrett has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since 2017.  Before becoming a judge, she was the Diane and M.O. Miller, II Research Chair in Law and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School, where her scholarship focused on constitutional and statutory interpretation and the Federal courts. 

Judge Barrett has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School and the John M. Olin Fellow in Law at George Washington University Law School. 

Earlier in her career, she practiced at the prestigious law firms Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin LLP and Baker Botts LLP.

Judge Barrett clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia and for Judge Laurence H. Silberman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

 She is a magna cum laude graduate of Rhodes  College in Tennessee and a summa cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where she graduated first in her class.

Judge Barrett is known for her keen intellect, piercing legal analysis, and generous spirit. 

Judge Barrett lives in Indiana with her husband Jesse and their seven children.

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