Trump nominates Amy Barett as Supreme Court Justice

US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice.

Mr Trump described her as a “woman of unparalleled achievement.”

Barett would replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently died aged 87.

If Judge Barrett is confirmed, conservative-leaning justices will hold a 6-3 majority on America’s highest court.

The 48-year-old would be the third justice appointed by the Republican president, after Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.


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