President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal Appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to the reports that cited sources familiar with the process.
Amy Coney Barrett currently serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit. Barret was nominated to the seventh circuit court of Appeals by President Donald Trump.
The White House has indicated in conversations that Barrett was Trump’s intended choice to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but cautioned that he could still change his mind, senior Republicans sources told CNN.
The new York times has also reported that President Donald Trump had made Barrett his choice.
On Monday Trump announced five possible women for the Supreme Court seat and Barrett was counted amongst those five contenders.
President Donald Trump on Friday evening told reporters that he had made up his mind on his Supreme court nominee, however, he refused to confirm that it was Barrett.
“I haven’t said that, I haven’t said it was her, but she is outstanding,” Trump said when he arrived in DC from Florida.
Barrett is the highest-profile individual of the other four contenders. She considers herself as a public-meaning originalist, her juridical philosophy has been linked to that of her mentor and former boss Antonin Scalia, Barrett’s scholarship focuses on originalism, statutory interpretation, and stare decisis.
The president is expected to make his announcement during a White House event on Saturday.