Senate Confirms Notre Dame Prof, ‘Catholic Pentecostal’ Mom of 7, to Serve as 7th Circuit Court Judge

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout “Catholic Pentecostal” mother of seven who teaches and researches at the University of Notre Dame Law School was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Monday to serve as a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, despite concerns raised by some lawmakers about her devotion to her faith.Barrett, 45, whose teaching and research focus on the areas of federal courts, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation, was reported by The New York Times as being a member of a closely knit charismatic and ecumenical Christian group called People of Praise in South Bend, Indiana.

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