Who is Amy Coney Barrett, nominated by President Trump for the Supreme Court?
US President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the seat vacated after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Supreme Court.
After the liberal-wing Ginsburg passed away last week, Trump said he wanted to appoint the new name before the presidential election on November 3.
Barrett has the support of social conservatives.
The name nominated by the President must be approved in the Senate.
If Barrett is appointed, conservatives will have a 6 to 3 majority in the Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States.
If officially announced, Barrett, 48, will be the third Trump appointed to the Supreme Court to date. He had previously appointed Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.
Judges sitting in 9 seats in the Supreme Court remain on duty until their death. Its decisions can be effective enough to determine public policies.
They had previously made policy-making decisions on issues such as gun use, abortion, campaign financing and voting rights.
In recent years, the court has played a role in formalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states; They approved Trump’s decision to bans travel with predominantly Muslim countries, and resulted in the delay of a plan aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the United States.
Amy Coney Barrett has been on President Trump’s list for a while.
If the Republicans agree on this name, Barrett is expected to receive Senate approval before or shortly after the 3 November election.
Who is Amy Coney Barrett?
Barrett is a devout Catholic, according to an article about him in 2013.
This is one of the main reasons why he was supported by religious conservatives, who wanted the annulment of the Supreme Court decision in 1973 that made abortion legal across the country.
Barrett, who is a member of a Christian group that believes sexual relations should only occur between married and heterosexual couples, is frequently criticized by LGBT groups.
For this reason, some rights organizations and activists say that their election will be a direct threat to LGBT rights.
However, Barrett argues that his faith did not affect his work.
Barrett also supports Trump’s tough anti-immigrant policies. He also supports the widespread use of weapons.
Barrett, who graduated from the Notre Dame Law School in Indiana, worked as a lecturer there for 15 years.
Barrett, who is married to a former federal prosecutor, has 7 children. They had two of the children adopted from Haiti.