Erin Schaff – Pool / Getty ImagesSupreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett gives her opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Monday. (Erin Schaff – Pool / Getty Images)
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said Monday that she never lets the law “define my identity or crowd out the rest of my life” as she thanked supporters for their prayers throughout her nomination process.
“There is a tendency in our profession to treat the practice of law as all-consuming, while losing sight of everything else,” she said.
“But that makes for a shallow and unfulfilling life. I worked hard as a lawyer and a professor; I owed that to my clients, my students and myself.