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At a Saturday Rose Garden ceremony, President Donald Trump officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the US Supreme Court. Barrett, 48, currently serves as a judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as a law professor at Notre Dame University. From 1998 to 1999, she clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia.
“She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution,” Trump said in his introductory remarks.
In her statement, Barrett honored Ruth Bader Ginsburg and praised her friendship with Antonin Scalia. Of her former boss, Barrett said, “his judicial philosophy is mine, too. A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold.”
Senate Republicans are working to confirm Barrett by Election Day, Nov. 3.
“This should be a straightforward and prompt confirmation,” Trump said at the ceremony. “Should be very easy. Good luck. It’s going to be very quick.”Published in