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Trump has decided to select Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

An official announcement to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat is set for Saturday at the White House.




- Washington District of Columbia, USA


President Donald Trump has decided to select Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to two sources familiar with the process. A formal announcement is slated for Saturday at the White House.


If confirmed, Barrett, 48, a federal appeals court judge who has been reliably conservative on issues like abortion, would be the youngest justice on the high court. Her presence would also cement a conservative majority, as she replaces one of the court's most outspoken liberals. Before joining the appeals court, Barrett worked briefly in private practice then taught for 15 years at Notre Dame law school, where she earned her law degree.

A devout Catholic, she has the backing of e