With the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, 2020, a vacancy was created on the Supreme Court of the United States. On September 29, 2020, President Trump announced the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. This was President Trump's third and final nomination to the nation's highest court. The Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings regarding Coney Barrett's nomination on October 12, 2020. The Senate confirmed her nomination on October 26, 2020 and she ascended to the Supreme Court on the same day.
According to the Lexis Advance legal research database, Judge Barrett authored 81 majority opinions, 3 concurring opinions, and 7 dissenting opinions while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Opinions for cases in the Seventh Circuit authored by Judge Barrett can be found on the court's website. (Select “Opinions-Arguments” under “Case Information,” click on “Opinions and Nonprecedential Dispositive Orders,” and use “Barrett” as a search term for Author). Cases in which she participated are also available on Google Scholar. (On the Google Scholar homepage, select “Case law” and then click on “Select courts.” On the next page, select “Court of Appeals” under “Seventh Circuit” and click “Done.” On the search page, use “Barrett” as a search term). Visitors to the Law Library of Congress, and other law libraries, can also use legal research databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law to perform more targeted searching for majority opinions by Justice Barrett, as well as her concurring and dissenting opinions.
Selected opinions written by Justice Barrett from her tenure on the Seventh Circuit are listed below: