[NFA] President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and she pledged to become a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia - another milestone in Trump's rightward shift of the top U.S. judicial body.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday announced conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett as his third U.S. Supreme Court NOMINEE following the death of Justice and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Her lawyer husband and her seven children, two of whom were adopted from Haiti, joined her at the ceremony.
(President Trump saying) : "If confirmed, Justice Barrett will make history as the first mother of school aged children ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court." During her remarks, Barrett praised Ginsburg, saying the late justice was a quote “woman of enormous talent and consequence." And she pledged to be a justice along the lines of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch conservative who was friends with Ginsburg and who Barrett once served as a clerk for.
"His judicial philosophy is mine too: a judge must apply the law as written.
Judges are not policy makers and they must be resolute in setting aside policy views they might hold." A devout Roman Catholic and a Notre Dame Law School graduate, Barrett is a favorite among religious conservatives, who are a key Trump voter bloc, while liberals voiced concern.
Abortion rights advocates fear she could help overturn the landmark Roe versus Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, and they vowed to protest her nomination.
Her appointment comes as the Republican-led Senate scramble to confirm her before Election Day on November 3rd but Democrats including presidential nominee Joe Biden who issues a statement after her nomination say the Senate should not act until after the next president is chosen.
"And I will do my very best to demonstrate that I am worthy of your support." If confirmed, Barrett would become the fifth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.
She’d also be Trump’s third Supreme Court appointment and her confirmation would push its conservative majority to a commanding 6-3, potentially shifting the United States to the right on hot-button issues including curbing abortion rights and striking down gun control laws.
With Trump's fellow Republicans controlling the Senate, confirmation appears certain, though Democrats may try to make the process as difficult as possible.
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said on Tuesday at her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing she is not hostile to the Obamacare law, as Democrats have suggested, and declined to specify whether she believes landmark rulings legalizing abortion and gay marriage were properly decided. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
In her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Amy Coney Barrett said while Justice Antonin Scalia was a mentor to her, if she is confirmed, 'You wouldn't be getting Justice Scalia, you would be getting Justice Barrett.'
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Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Courtby a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats toinstall President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election. MsBarrett’s confirmation will likely secure a conservative court majority formany years to come. Mr Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberalicon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on issuesincluding abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even the president’s own re-election bid.
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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein opened her questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by quoting the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's clear assertion that women had a constitutional right to abortion.
During Wednesday's debate, USA Today journalist Susan Page asked Vice President Mike Pence: "If Roe v. Wade is overturned, would you want your home state to ban all abortions?" Pence did not directly answer the question.
[NFA] With President Donald Trump poised to nominate a U.S. Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy created by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new 6-3 conservative majority could be emboldened to roll back abortion rights. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.