Trump to name Amy Coney Barrett to US SC

Agence France-Presse . Washington | Published: 22:46, Sep 26,2020


Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump is set to unveil his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday, barely five weeks out from the November 3 presidential election, with US media reporting that he has chosen conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett for the job.

If the 48-year-old law professor is indeed nominated and confirmed, her appointment would consolidate a conservative majority in the country’s top court.

Citing sources close to the process, various media outlets, including The New York Times and CNN, said Trump would put forward the 48-year-old judge.

‘We are going to be announcing somebody great,’ the US president said in Virginia on a whirlwind three-state campaign tour Friday.

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