With the recent death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Republicans are pressing forward with the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill her seat on the Supreme Court. Attorney Meloney Perry recently weighed in on Barrett’s nomination and its wider implications in a male-dominated field.
Regardless of political affiliation, the nomination of Ms. Barrett is an acknowledgment for all women. She is experienced and has held many positions, including a lawyer, professor, and judge.
The nomination of another woman to the court gives women and young girls interested in a legal career hope that we are slowly becoming more of a face in positions of power in the legal industry. Her nomination is also an example that a woman attorney can have a family and a legal career without having to choose one or the other, and even the highest court in the land is not out of reach. Exactly what Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated she wished for all women.
Confirmation hearings for Barrett, who currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, are currently scheduled to begin on October 12.