A blind former student and mentee of Judge Amy Coney Barrett testified to Barrett’s compassion and humanity during the fourth day of the judge’s confirmation hearings on Thursday.
Laura Wolk delivered a touching testimony of Barrett’s kindness and encouragement as Wolk navigated Notre Dame Law School, and later a Supreme Court clerkship, with her disability. Wolk credited Barrett’s aid for her becoming the first blind person to clerk at the Supreme Court.
“You have heard over the past few days about Judge Barrett’s judicial qualities, which are beyond reproach. But should you confirm Amy Barrett, the country will receive something far greater than simply an unparalleled legal mind,” Wolk said. “It will gain the service of one of the kindest individuals I have ever known. Her brilliance is matched only by her compassion, and her integrity is unassailable.”
Wolk started her first year at Notre Dame Law School behind after she was left without the “assistive technology” she needed,