No surprise, President Trump has selected front-runner Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Republicans will try to confirm “ACB” before Election Day in a move that would significantly alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court for years.
Mr. Trump plans to make the formal announcement on Saturday from the Rose Garden.
The president has met twice with Judge Barrett and is reportedly impressed with the jurist believing she may be a female Antonin Scalia, referring to the justice who died in 2016 and for whom Judge Barrett clerked.
As they often do, aides cautioned that Mr. Trump sometimes upends his own plans. But he is not known to have interviewed any other candidates for the post.
President Trump has chosen to nominate Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the nation’s high court https://t.co/HKDyiL8y1t pic.twitter.com/exwfLzfWCo
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