President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News. Trump is expected to make the announcement at an event planned for 5 p.m. ET Saturday.
Barrett is a 48-year-old federal appeals court judge favored by social conservatives and the religious right. Her confirmation would solidify a 6-3 majority for Republican appointees on the bench for the foreseeable future.
President Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, multiple senior GOP sources with knowledge of the process sayhttps://t.co/KW3EyHOw8M
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 25, 2020
Here's everything we know about Amy Coney Barrett's judicial abortion record.
Unlike other SCOTUS shortlisters, Barrett offers a clear judicial record siding with regulations that restrict access to abortion.
— Kate Smith (@byKateSmith) September 25, 2020