Jesse M. Barrett Biography
Jesse M. Barrett is an American prosecutor in Indiana serving as a partner at SouthBank Legal: LaDue Curran & Kuehn, LLC in South Bend, Indiana and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. He is the husband of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Notre Dame Law School where he teaches in the areas of trial skills and criminal law.
Jesse M. Barrett Age
He is 51 years old as of 2020.
Jesse M. Barrett Religion
Barrett is Catholic by religion. According to an article published by The New York Times in September 2017 Amy Coney and Jesse belong to a religious group called ‘People of Praise.’ According to The Times, the group’s members “swear a lifelong oath of loyalty, called a covenant, to one another, and are assigned and are accountable to a personal adviser, called a ‘head’ for men and a ‘handmaid’ (now woman leader) for women. The group teaches that husbands are the heads of their wives and should take authority over the family.”
The Catholic League wrote an article challenging the depictions of People of Praise as a cult.
“Among other things, it operates interracial schools and camps, and provides for many family outings; members often travel together. Is it a Catholic fringe group? No, for if it were, Pope Francis would not have welcomed it in June: he celebrated with them, and others, the 50th anniversary of the Catholic charismatic renewal; the event drew over 30,000 people from 128 countries.”
Jesse M. Barrett Education
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1996 and from the Notre Dame Law School in 1999, where he was Editor in Chief of the Notre Dame Law Review.
Jesse M. Barrett Wife – Amy Barret Husband
Jesse is married to Amy Coney Barret, an American attorney and jurist who serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is the first and only woman to occupy an Indiana seat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation.
On September 26, 2020 she was nominated by President Donald Trump to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has been on President Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees since 2017. She was reportedly one of three finalists—and the only woman—Trump considered as Kennedy’s successor.
Amy Barret Second Amendment
Barrett has argued that while the government has a legitimate interest in denying gun possession to felons convicted of violent crimes, there is no evidence that denying guns to non-violent felons promotes this interest. This was after plaintiffs had been convicted of mail fraud and the majority upheld the felony dispossession statutes as “substantially related to an important government interest in preventing gun violence.” Barrett argued that the law violated the Second Amendment.
Jesse M. Barrett Kids
Jesse together with his wife Amy Coney Barret has seven kids, Emma, Vivian, Tess, John Peter, Liam, Juliet and Benjamin. Amy spoke about their children during her confirmation hearing revealing that two of their children were born in Haiti and they have one special needs kid.
“Emma is 16. The first apple of our eye. Vivian, directly next to Emma, is 13. Vivian is our miracle. Vivian joined our family… She was born in Haiti. She came home when she was 14-months-old, and she weighed 11 pounds and she was so weak we were told she might never walk normally or speak. Today Vivian is a track star, and I assure you she has no trouble talking. Tess, sitting next to Vivian, is also 13-years-old. Both in 8th grade. She’s one of the most compassionate and determined people that I know.
Our four children at home are with friends and fearless babysitters. John Peter is 10. He was born in Haiti. He joined our family in 2010 when he was three years old after the devastating earthquake.
Liam is 8. Typically curious 8-year-old. And Juliet is our spunky 6-year-old. Benjamin, our youngest, is five. He has special needs. That presents unique challenges for all of us. But I think all you need to know about Benjamin’s place in the family is summed up by the fact the other children unreservedly identify him as their favorite sibling.”
Jesse M. Barrett SouthBank Legal
Barrett is an attorney at SouthBank Legal: LaDue Curran & Kuehn where he focuses on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. According to their website he represents companies and individuals at all stages of investigation, litigation, and appeal, as well as in mediation and arbitration.
Jesse M. Barrett Indiana
Jesse practiced at national law firms in Indiana and Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana. During his years as a federal prosecutor, he led investigations into a wide variety of cases, including commercial fraud, tax violations, insurance fraud, identity theft, mail and wire fraud, and public corruption. He has tried over 20 cases to jury verdict and has handled numerous appeals, including arguments in the Seventh Circuit and the Indiana Supreme Court.