Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court
President Trump names U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor on the Supreme Court. A confirmation vote could likely occur before the election.
US President Donald Trump has nominated conservative federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate, Trump will have put three of the nine justices on the top court, possibly handing conservatives long-sought wins over contentious legal issues such as abortion and gun rights. So who is Amy Coney Barrett, and could her nomination have an effect on the 2020 election? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reacts to Amy Coney Barrett being nominated to the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump announces the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. President Trump formally nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as the next Justice of the Supreme Court.