Governor Ducey Statement On Confirmation Of Amy Coney Barrett

News Release

October 26, 2020

PHOENIX⁠ — Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.

“Today is a historic day for our country and the U.S. Supreme Court. With her confirmation, Amy Coney Barrett becomes just the fifth woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and the first mother of school-age children. Her qualifications are without question — as is her commitment to upholding the Constitution and rule of law. I applaud the Senate for confirming Amy Coney Barrett, and I’m thankful to President Trump for nominating an individual who values America’s founding documents and will interpret the Constitution as written.” 

President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52-48 to confirm the nomination. Amy Coney Barrett will be the fifth woman to serve on our nation’s highest court. 

After graduating summa cum laude and first in her class from Notre Dame Law School, Amy Coney Barrett clerked at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and at the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia. 

A professor of law for 15 years at the University of Notre Dame, Coney Barrett wrote extensively on the issues of constitutional interpretation, stare decisis, and statutory interpretation. 

On October 31, 2017, she was confirmed with bipartisan support to serve as a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Governor Ducey co-authored an op-ed in support of Coney Barrett’s confirmation, which can be read HERE.