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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Brings Notre Dame Spirit To Nation’s Highest Court

A superstar among legal conservatives, Amy Coney Barrett has had a long career in law as both a distinguished professor and judge. In October 2020, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Barrett became the fifth woman confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, making her the youngest justice confirmed since Clarence Thomas was elevated to the nation’s highest court at age 43…

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Condoleezza Rice (’75) Finds Some Luck of the Irish at Alma Mater Notre Dame

From 2005 to 2009, Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the U.S. A member of the Republican Party, Rice was the first African-American to hold this post. As the nation’s top diplomat, Rice dedicated her department to “transformational diplomacy,” placing American diplomats throughout the Middle East — especially in areas of major turmoil…

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