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A woman of faith, working mother, wife, respected scholar, and person of integrity and character are good descriptions for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. If confirmed this week by the United States Senate, she would become the first United States Supreme Court Justice to have school-aged children while serving on our nation’s highest court.
Her story resonates with me. I, too, have had a full time, fast paced, high profile career all while raising a young family. When I watched Judge Barrett walk with her large family in tow, including her husband and seven children, two of whom she adopted from Haiti and her youngest, precious son with Downs Syndrome, I was immediately drawn.
For that moment, I wasn’t thinking about Judge Barrett’s decades of experience as