Amy Coney Barrett: Trump’s pick for SC
Published: 06:05 PM, 27 September 2020 Updated: 06:06 PM, 27 September 2020
US President Donald and Amy Coney Barrett; File Photo, Collected
US President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, multiple senior Republican sources said.
In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is indicating that Barrett, a federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, is the intended nominee.
All sources cautioned that until it is announced by the President, there is always the possibility that Trump makes a last-minute change but the expectation is Barrett is the choice. He is scheduled to make the announcement on Saturday afternoon.
Barrett, 48, came to national prominence in 2017 when she was pulled from her post as a law professor at the University of Notre Dame and named to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Barrett had never served as a judge before Trump nominated her to the appeals court, a major position in the US judiciary. The Seventh Circuit hears cases arising from seven federal court districts in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, three states in the American Midwest.
That combination of academic and appellate work put Barrett on a fast track to the US Supreme Court. When Trump nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh for a seat in 2018, Barrett was already on his shortlist of candidates.
Barrett is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where she was editor of the law review and finished first in her class in 1997.
She clerked at the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and then the Supreme Court after law school. She also practiced law at a private firm in Washington, DC, for three years before returning to Notre Dame in 2002 to teach.
Source: CNN, Al Jazeera