Metairie native, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the US Supreme Court, filling a vacancy left by the departed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Senator John Kennedy touted the nomination saying Barrett is a judge who understands judicial restraint.

“Any fair-minded person who reads her legal writings and her opinions would come away impressed,” said Kennedy.

The vote was 52-48 strictly along party lines with only one Republican joining with Democrats in voting against her nomination.

Kennedy says Barrett has an impressive, and unimpeachable past having graduated from Dominican High, Rhodes College, and Notre Dame.

“When the FBI checks your background it is kind of a combination of an endoscopy and a colonoscopy, they are pretty thorough. Not a hint,” said Kennedy.

Senator Bill Cassidy echoed Kennedy’s sentiments, saying “Friends and relatives of Amy Coney Barrett in Metairie and across Louisiana are right to feel particularly proud at this moment.”

Kennedy celebrated Barrett’s personal and family life, saying she’s a person of good character who has seven children, two of whom are adopted and children of color, and a devout Christian.

Democrats argue the nomination should never have gone forward, citing precedent set by Senate Republicans in the last year of the Obama Administration about nominations during an election year.