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Barrett Nominated to Fill Supreme Court Seat Vacated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Barrett is considered an uber-conservative choice

On Saturday, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that Trump hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort.

Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said she was “truly humbled” by the nomination and quickly aligned herself with Scalia's conservative approach to the law, saying his “judicial philosophy is mine, too."

Barrett, 48, was joined in the Rose Garden by her husband and seven children. If confirmed, she would fill the seat vacated by liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It would be the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall nearly 30 years ago. Barrett would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican president and Trump’s third appointment.

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