Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Headline Roundup September 26th, 2020

President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat on Saturday. Barrett was appointed to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals by Trump in 2017. In a speech, Trump praised Barrett for her record for sticking close to the original text of the Constitution. In her acceptance speech, Barrett promised to model her judicial approach after her late mentor Antonin Scalia, and paid homage to Ginsburg. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin a four-day hearing for her nomination on Oct. 12. Republican leaders such as Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz issued statements praising Trump's choice, while other Democratic lawmakers like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren criticized Barrett for her stances on the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade.

Coverage from right-rated sources tended to highlight praise of Barrett's judicial record and religious stances. Some reports from left-rated sources tended criticize Barrett's stances on healthcare, abortion and LGBTQ issues.

Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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On Saturday, Democrats quickly criticized President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, arguing that her confirmation would put millions of Americans’ health insurance in jeopardy.

In a statement, former Vice President Joe Biden focused on Coney Barrett’s “written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.” Her criticism of the decision is particularly important because the court is scheduled to hear a major challenge to the healthcare law the week after the November election.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)...

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From the Right
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President Trump named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the Supreme Court Saturday evening with a live, televised reveal from the White House Rose Garden.

“Today, it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most creative and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court,” he said as Barrett stood alongside him.

“She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution: Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”

Trump said she would make history if confirmed as the first mother of school-age children...

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President Trump on Saturday officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, revealing his choice at a Rose Garden ceremony and kicking off a sprint to get the conservative judge confirmed before Election Day.

It was widely reported on Friday night that Barrett was Trump's choice for the vacancy, taking some of the drama out of the president's formal announcement. Now the focus shifts to a looming confirmation fight that is expected to conclude with Barrett becoming the youngest...

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