Amy Coney Barrett, a proven conservative with a compelling personal story

Amy Coney Barrett, a proven conservative with a compelling personal story

This story originally published on September 21, 2020. It has been updated to reflect President Donald Trump’s announcement of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court nominee. (CNN) Judge Amy Coney Barrett , a federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, is a proven conservative with a compelling personal story who has long been atop President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court short list. Trump announced Saturday he is nominating Barrett to be the new high court justice during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings on Barrett’s nomination on October 12. Barrett, the mother of seven children and a former law clerk to the late right-wing beacon Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett, now 48, was a finalist for the Supreme Court spot that went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. She met with Trump to discuss the nomination on Monday, sources close to the process told CNN. Advocates on the far right have backed her possible nomination because of her writings on faith and the law. Religious conservatives were especially energized for Barrett when, during the 2017 confirmation hearing for her current judgeship, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California suggested to her that the "dogma lives loudly within you." Barrett supporters believed the nominee was being disparaged for her Catholicism. For all the reasons that Trump sees Barrett as a potential successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Democratic senators and liberal advocates have long been poised to oppose her, […]

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