Laura Wolk, a former law student of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s at the University of Notre Dame, testified on Oct. 15 in the final day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Barrett.
Wolk spoke about the support and compassion she received from Barrett in law school when sharing her fears about completing her coursework as a student who is blind.
"In part because of [Barrett’s] unwavering support, I am the first blind woman to serve as a law clerk on the Supreme Court of the United States," Wolk said.
The hearing came about three weeks before Election Day. The judge did not appear before the committee on the final day of the hearing. Instead, both Republicans and Democrats called outside witnesses to speak to her record and approach to the law.
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