The Brief: An image of Amy Coney Barrett holding up a blank notepad has inspired memes that add words and pictures to the paper.


Amy Coney Barrett notes memes come from a moment at the supreme court confirmation hearing when Judge Barrett held up her notepad to reveal that there was nothing on it. As is often the case with images of people holding up pieces of paper, pictures of Barrett smiling with her notes quickly became a meme.

Conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. shared memes about Barrett “owning the libs” with her ability to answer questions without notes.

Critics of Barrett’s record and the role she could play on the court photoshopped silly images and messages onto the notepad. These include irrelevant drawings and critiques of her views, particularly ones on abortion.

Other memes applied the picture to unrelated scenarios: