Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court
President Trump has named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to replace late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court — a long-sought victory for conservatives and the anti-abortion movement.
“I stand before you today to fulfill one of my highest and most important duties under the United States Constitution,” Trump said. “It is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court … Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”
Barrett’s nomination seals one of the most ambitious promises of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign: the conservative transformation of the federal judiciary. If she is confirmed, the court would lean to the right, six justices to three, for years to come.
The 48-year-old mother of seven would be the Court’s youngest justice by five years. The lifetime appointment could mean a decades-long tenure that would remake American jurisprudence for a generation.
Barrett, a first-in-her-class graduate of Notre Dame Law School, would also be the only non-Ivy Leaguer on the nation’s highest court — a subtle nod to Trump’s populist base.
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