CNN reports, citing Republican sources, that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Conservative Federal Court of Appeals Judge Amy Connie Barrett to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Jeansberg.
Trump announced on Saturday that he would choose a replacement for Jean-Zuberg, a Liberal judge who died last week.
In 2017, Trump appointed Mr. MS Barrett, 48, to the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Chicago, and is known for his conservative religious views.
If confirmed, Trump’s nominee would give the Conservatives a 6-3 majority in court while severe political divisions persist in the United States.
Federal Court of Appeals sees Ms Barrett as a pioneer, along with Judge Barbara Lagova.
In the run-up to the November 3 presidential election, Trump’s nominee seems to have a clear path to Senate confirmation, with Republicans having a 53-47 majority, with only two senators in his party indicating opposition to moving forward with the process.
Democrats have opposed the Senate’s action against Trump’s nominee in light of the Republican decision in the Chamber in 2016 to refuse to consider Democratic President Barack Obama’s candidate after Scalia’s death in presidential election year.
Trump has made two previous Supreme Court appointments: Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Cavanaugh in 2018.
Jeans-Zuberg, the champion of gender equality and various liberal causes, made history again on Friday as the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in the state at U.S. Capitol.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden attended the ceremony as Republican Trump visited the coffin with Jeansberg’s flag outside the Supreme Court building. – Reuters