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US President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Connie Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Professor Barrett is a woman of remarkable intelligence and character. “He is one of the smartest and most talented legal minds,” Trump told a news conference in Rose Garden.
Within hours of Jeansberg’s death, Trump expressed his desire to nominate a woman to replace him, saying his Supreme Court election would be “very soon” confirmed this evening.
The Republican majority Senate is likely to approve Barrett’s nomination, despite the small number of GOP senators.
If confirmed by a 48-year-old federal appeals court judge, her lifelong appointment will strengthen the conservative majority in the country’s Supreme Court, perhaps for decades to come.
Trump said he was confident her confirmation would be “extremely controversial” and “very soon.”
“Her qualifications are outrageous and outrageous, and her record is beyond contempt. This should be a straightforward and accurate confirmation. Good luck. It will be very fast. ”
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Barrett said he was “really humbled” by his service on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Do you want to confirm me? I remember who came before me acknowledging Justice Ginsberg’s recent recognition.
Justice Ginsburg began his career at a time when women were not welcomed in the legal field. But not only did they break the glass ceiling, they smashed them, earning the praise of women across the country for it. Of course, all over the world. ”
If confirmed, “That circle will not take over for those in my own circle, certainly not for my own sake, I will take on this role to serve you [the American people]“.
“I swear by the Judiciary that justice will be done without respect for individuals, that the poor and the rich will be given equal rights, and that my duties will be faithfully and impartially carried out under the American Constitution.
Barrett, a staunch anti-abortion Catholic and academic, praised the well-thought-out arguments but had limited experience in the courtroom. She has been a federal judge since 2017, when Trump was appointed.
Growing up on the outskirts of New Orleans, she attended Catholic Girls’ School before graduating from Magna Cum Lloyd’s Roads College in Tennessee. He then earned a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. There he was the editor of Legal Review. Class.
Until her death in February 2016, she was the legal clerk of Justice Antonin Scalia, the orthodox pillar of the Supreme Court.
In legal journals, Barrett’s views were heavily influenced by critics of traditional religious values.
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Liberal groups have strongly opposed Trump’s rush through conservative appointments. Democratic President Nominee Joe Biden and his Vice Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris rejected the announcement tonight.
Biden has asked the U.S. Senate not to confirm Barrett before the November election.
“The Senate should not run in this vacancy until the American people elect their next president and the next Congress,” Biden said. Statement.
“Barrett is a written lawyer who disagrees with the court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.”
“Trump has been trying for four years to get rid of affordable maintenance laws. Republicans have been trying to end this for a decade. Twice the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law constitutionally.
“But even now, in the midst of a global health epidemic, the Trump administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to repeal the entire law, including protection for people with existing conditions,” Biden said.
Harris tweeted that he was strongly opposed to Barrett’s nomination.
Trump, the successor to Justice Ginsberg’s seat, made it clear that he intends to destroy affordable care law and overthrow Roy. This election will give the court more rights to one generation and hurt millions of Americans. ”