Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, and D.C. girds for a fight

Metairie native, if confirmed, would be only the fifth woman on the Supreme Court

By: - September 26, 2020 6:53 pm

President Donald Trump introduces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Her high school alma mater published a congratulatory statement on its website Saturday: “St. Mary’s Dominican High School congratulates Judge Amy Coney Barrett (Class of 1990) on her nomination to the United States Supreme Court. As a Dominican alumna, she reflects the profile of a Dominican graduate who seeks Veritas – Truth, the motto of Dominican. Dominican recognizes Judge Amy Coney Barrett and congratulates her on this major accomplishment.”

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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