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amy coney barrett Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett during a lunch break from her meetings with Republican senators at the U.S. Capitol, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who will face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 12, has a firm opinion of the Senate confirmation process: “a very tough, toxic situation.”

Barrett briefly reflected on that process a year ago in a conversation with University of Notre Dame law students, moderated by professor Vincent Munoz and joined by another potential Trump Supreme Court candidate, Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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