Washington D.C, September 26, 2020: Amy Vivian Coney Barrett, 48, is nominated by President Donald Trump to become the next supreme court justice to replace justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer on September 19, 2020.
If confirmed by the senate, Amy Barret, who is currently serving as a federal judge, will be the youngest seating justice in the current U.S. supreme court. She was previously on the list to be nominated for this position, but President Trump had instead selected justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2017.
Mrs. Barrett was later nominated to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on May 7, 2017 and confirmed by the senate on October 31 of the same year. The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is located in Chicago, Illinois
Amy Coney Barrett is a graduate from Notre Dame Law School. During her time as a lawyer, law professor and judge at seventh circuit court of appeal, she is known to be a pro-second amendment (pro-gun), pro-life, anti-immigration and is believed to be an originalist.