(ReliableNews.org) – President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett during a Sept. 26 White House press conference. The president nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18.
Barrett is the third person nominated by President Trump to fill a vacancy to the nation’s highest court. He nominated Neil Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 26, 2020
Barrett currently serves on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals after being nominated by President Trump in May 2017 and confirmed later that year. Her legal viewpoints closely parallel those of Justice Scalia, and she is considered a “Constitutional Originalist.”
If confirmed, Barrett will tilt the balance of the court with conservatives controlling six seats and liberals only three.
Democrats are already complaining about President Trump making the nomination this close to the November presidential election. However, he is obliged to do so by the US Constitution, and the Senate is required to consider and vote on the nomination.
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