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Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court

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The Times Of India
26th September, 2020 03:33 IST

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett , the favorite candidate of conservatives, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day in a move that would significantly alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court for years.

Trump plans to announce Saturday that she is his choice, according to people close to the process who asked not to be identified disclosing the decision in advance. The president met with Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia , referring to the justice who died in 2016 and for whom Barrett clerked.

As they often do, aides cautioned that Trump sometimes upends his own plans. But he is not known to have interviewed any other candidates for the post.

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