Barrett’s nomination comes just over a week after the death of longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18.
Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the US president said Saturday, in a highly anticipated announcement that sets up a political showdown between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.
Barrett, 48, is a constitutional scholar and conservative jurist who Trump named to the federal appeals bench in 2017.
Her nomination comes just over a week after the death of longtime Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a staunch liberal, on September 18.
If the Republican-held Senate confirms Barrett’s nomination, the party will swing the nine-member Supreme Court to a 6-3 conservative majority.
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