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Donald Trump to choose Amy Coney Barett as new Supreme Court Judge


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

26th Sep, 2020. 11:10 am
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Amy Coney Barett

US President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barett to be the new Supreme Court Judge.

She would replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away recently.

The President’s decision is expected to be revealed on Saturday. CBS reported that the President had settled on Judge Barett.

However, he refused to give anything away when asked about his choice on Friday. “You’ll find out tomorrow. Look, they’re all great. It could be any of one them.”

Who is Amy Coney Barett?

Amy is a popular figure among religious conservatives that keen to overturn the landmark 1973 that legalized abortion. She is called the devout catholic who said that “life begins at conception”.

She has supported Trump over hardline immigration policies and expressed views in favor of expansive gun rights.

According to BBC, she was confirmed by Senate in a 55-43 vote in October 2017 after a tough process. She was one of the names the president considered to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2017.

She worked as a clerk late Justice Antonin Scalia after graduating from Notre Dame University Law School in Indiana. Born in New Orleans, she is married to a former federal prosecutor in South Bend, Indiana, and together they have seven children.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away at the age of 87. 

The statement by the court said that she died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC.

Ginsburg was an iconic champion of human rights, she was a renowned feminist who became a pioneer for liberals in the US. 

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