Trump nominates conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court The U.S. President is hoping the move will serve to galvanise his supporters as he looks to fend off Democrat Joe Biden in the upcoming polls.
Trump officially nominates ’eminently qualified’ Judge Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court
Donald Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the US Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Trump vowed last week that he would nominate a woman for the vacancy within a week, saying he had an“obligation” to act without delay.
The president made the announcement with Barrett at his side in a Rose Garden ceremony on Saturday. He praised her legal background, saying she is “eminently qualified for the job.” Barrettwill decide cases “based on the text of the constitution, as written,” he said.
Donald Trump officially nominates ’eminently qualified’ Judge Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court. Barrett said she was “truly humbled”by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court. She also paid tribute to the late Justice Ginsburg.
Barrett, 48, currently serves on the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. If confirmed, she’ll be the only Supreme Court justice who didn’t attend Harvard or Yale University — and the first who didn’t get an Ivy League law degree since the late John Paul Stevens was nominated in 1975. Barrett, a New Orleans native, attended Notre Dame University, where she graduated first in her class in 1997.