Amy Coney Barrett, husband, is promoting her longtime Indiana residence
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Amy Coney Barrett, US Supreme Court Justice, and her husband sold their northern Indiana home to a professor at Notre Dame University while their large family moved to the Washington, DC area prepared.
Jesse Barrett said he and the couple’s seven children plan to join Coney Barrett in the Washington area in time for the start of the upcoming school year and leave their longtime South Bend home behind.
The couple’s realtor at Irish Realty, Pat McCullough, said the Barretts accepted a Notre Dame professor’s offer to buy for $ 899,900 within two weeks of listing the 393-square-foot, six-bedroom brick home.
“I’m sure your name certainly didn’t hurt (the property’s appeal), but the market is very strong,” McCullough told the South Bend Tribune.
Jesse Barrett said the family’s move from South Bend was difficult for him and his wife, who have seven children, two of whom were adopted from Haiti.
“Six of our babies came to this house from either hospital or international adoption, so there are just so many wonderful memories,” he said.
Jesse Barrett, a former federal attorney who is a partner in a South Bend-based law firm, said he wasn’t sure where or how he would practice as a lawyer in the DC area. He worked for Sidley Austin National Law Firm in Washington from 2000 to 2002 and has renewed his membership in the DC Bar Association.
Coney Barrett, 49, was approved by the then Republican-led Senate last fall just weeks after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court’s most prominent liberal. Coney Barrett’s addition to the High Court gave him a 6-3 Conservative majority.