Saturday, September 26, 2020

Pres Trump Plans to Nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy; They're Lining Up to Smear Barrett For Being Catholic, and related stories

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Trump Plans to Nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy:
President Trump has told congressional Republicans and others he intends to name Amy Coney Barrett, a solidly conservative judge with strong Republican support, as his choice for the Supreme Court, according to people familiar with the decision. The move will set up a politically charged confirmation battle in the weeks before Election Day, as he seeks to bolster a right-leaning court.
Judge Barrett, 48 years old, a member of the Chicago-based Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is a former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A finalist for a previous Supreme Court opening that went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she was seen as a likely choice given her conservative credentials and the president’s desire to nominate a woman to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The White House didn’t comment. People close to the White House cautioned that the decision won’t be final until Mr. Trump makes the official announcement, which is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Mr. Trump told reporters Friday at Andrews Air Force Base, near Washington, D.C., that he had made a decision “in my own mind” but declined to elaborate. Told it was being reported that Judge Barrett got the nod, Mr. Trump responded, “I haven’t said that…I haven’t said it was her but she is outstanding.”
While Mr. Trump didn’t reveal his choice Friday, Sen. John Cornyn, (R., Texas), who sits on the Judiciary Committee, tweeted that Judge Barrett was a “legal trailblazer” and said he looks “forward to meeting with her in the coming days as the Judiciary Committee prepares for her confirmation hearing.” --->READ MORE HERE
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They're Lining Up to Smear Amy Coney Barrett For Being Catholic:
Amy Coney Barrett spent a second day at the White House yesterday, almost guaranteeing that Donald Trump will choose her to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
She’s not being interviewed for the job. She’s being prepped to deal with the coming onslaught of smears, half-truths, and outright lies that are designed to make her appear to be a monster in a dress.
Welcome to American democracy in the 21st century.
The media got a head start with Newsweek’s slimeball story about Barrett being a drooling religious fanatic.
Fox News: --->READ MORE HERE
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