Justice Ginsburg has died. Will Trump try to appoint Amy Coney Barrett in her place? Trump appointed her to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. Barrett spent the previous 15 years as a law professor at Notre Dame, after clerking for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and working for a couple of years in a corporate law firm. Amy Barrett is a Catholic with seven children, two of which were adopted from Haiti. She is viewed as staunchly anti-abortion, thanks to her association with Faculty for Life at Notre Dame and her opposition to the birth-control coverage mandated in the Affordable Care Act, which she called “a grave infringement on religious liberty.” It was to Amy Barrett that Sen. Feinstein said “The dogma lives loudly within you.