According to numerous reports, President Trump is expected to make Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett his Supreme Court nomination.
The announcement is expected to be made official on Saturday and it is likely to set up a bitter battle on social media for the next several weeks before the election.
Coney Barrett is just 48 and if confirmed she would be the youngest Supreme Court Justice since Clarence Thomas was brought to the Court in 1991. There is little doubt that her age is an attractive factor in the decision as she would be able to serve the Court for multiple decades.
She is know as a devout Catholic, and a mother of seven. Coney Barrett has long been the favorite among conservative groups despite her status as a relative newcomer to the federal bench. She has served on the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for just three years but as a longtime Notre Dame Law professor she has been on forefront of nomination lists since the turn in health for the recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Coney Barrett has already been through one difficult confirmation process in 2017 where her religious beliefs were attacked by the Left. At the time she stood steadfast in the face of the criticism.
“I take my faith seriously and I’m a faithful Catholic,” she said, though assuring that it would not play a role in her decisions.
Adding that it is “never appropriate to impose a judge’s personal convictions, whether they arise from faith or anywhere else, on the law.”
More information about the decision can be found at multiple outlets, with considered coverage from multiple fronts:
BREAKING: Pres. Trump intends to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, multiple sources familiar with the president’s intentions tell @ABC News. https://t.co/L64UPcURbN— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2020
Breaking News: President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative favorite, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. https://t.co/5RKWoXPlx4— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 25, 2020