Trump chooses Justice Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg’s vacancy on Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett. Trump Picked Conservative Favorite Judge to Succeed Late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg The president of the United States ...

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  • Amy Coney Barrett. Trump Picked Conservative Favorite Judge to Succeed Late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • The president of the United States plans to announce his selection tomorrow, according to sources close to the process
  • The news comes after today Ginsburg received the highest posthumous tribute in Congress

President Donald Trump has chosen Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the Conservatives’ favorite candidate, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court, the New York Times reported.

Trump will attempt to force Senate confirmation before Election Day in a move that would significantly alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court for many years.

Trump plans to announce his selection on Saturday, according to people close to the process who asked not to be identified and disclosed the decision ahead of time.

The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and was impressed with the lawyer, who was told by prominent conservatives that she would be like the female version of Antonin Scalia, referring to the judge who died in 2016 and for whom Barrett acted as Secretary.

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As they often do, attendees cautioned that Trump sometimes changes his own plans. But he is not known to have interviewed any other candidates for the position.

Congress paid posthumous tribute to Ginsburg

Congress paid its highest posthumous tribute on Friday to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court judge who died a week ago, who became the first woman in the country to be granted a state wake and whose replacement has entered the electoral debate.

The National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol housed the Ginsburg coffin in a burning chamber, which was placed on the catafalque built for the coffin of former President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).

Amid military honors and draped with the American flag, the coffin with Ginsburg’s remains arrived at the Capitol in the morning after two days perched on the steps of the Supreme Court for the popular farewell.

Since last Wednesday, hundreds of people came to the headquarters of the highest court in Washington -which since last Friday has been filled with flowers or messages in honor of the deceased- to express their admiration for this progressive judge who died on 18 September at the age of 87, due to pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg is the first woman and the first Jewish woman in the United States to receive a state wake on Capitol Hill, and she is only the second member of the Supreme Court to be honored, after William Howard Taft – who was also American President – after his death in 1930.

That ceremony is reserved for US officials whose impact on history has been exceptional, and it had only been held about thirty times as of this Friday.

Another woman, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, also lay on Capitol Hill in 2005, but as she held no government office, hers was a “wake of honor,” not a state.

The vacancy left by Ginsburg has become a subject of debate on the eve of the elections on November 3, due to the desire of President Donald Trump to quickly choose his replacement, something with which the Democratic opposition does not agree. even some Republicans.

A poll by the ABC television network indicated today that 57% of Americans believe that the vacancy should be decided by the winner of the elections, compared to 38% who believed that Trump should now propose his replacement and the Senate, in which now Republicans have the majority, confirm it quickly.

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The funeral service, marked by solemnity and organized by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, was attended by political leaders, personalities and government officials.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley attended the ceremony leading a delegation from the Pentagon.

The absence of US President Donald Trump, who this Thursday appeared on the steps of the Supreme Court and was booed by the public, and of Republican leaders in the Senate, in charge of the election of the successor of the judge.

The magistrate’s children, Jane and James, as well as the Democratic Party candidate for the Presidency, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Kamala Harris, were also among the attendees.

The mezzo-soprano Danyce Graves, a friend of the magistrate, who was a recognized opera fan, also participated.

Graves performed “Deep River,” in which it became one of the most emotional moments of the wake.

Another much-talked-about episode featured Ginsburg’s personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, who stepped up to the coffin and did three push-ups like he did twice a week with the octogenarian judge, whose strict exercise regimen became popular across the United States.

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Opening the event, Pelosi, the powerful Democratic leader who heads the House of Representatives, expressed her “deep regret” for the loss of the magistrate.

“He embodied justice, brilliance and kindness,” said Pelosi on her Twitter account, stressing that Ginsburg’s death “is an incalculable loss for our democracy.”

Jewish Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt described the judge as a “prophet, a pole star” to millions of people.

“Every day of her life she pursued justice, even in illness,” said Holtzblatt, for whom the magistrate “won equality for women and men, not as a quick victory, but brick by brick, case by case.”

“She changed the course of American law,” he added.

Senator Kamala Harris highlighted the legacy of Ginsburg, who became the second woman in the country’s history to reach the Supreme Court, after Justice Sara Day O’Connor, who served on the highest court between 1981 and 2006.

“She made America see what leadership is, and she broke a lot of barriers, in her law enforcement and in her public service,” Harris told reporters, after stating that Ginsburg “absolutely” allowed herself to come to where is it.

The ceremony concluded after noon, around 1 in the afternoon, with the departure of the coffin carried on the shoulders of a group of soldiers who descended the steps of the Capitol in the middle of four lines formed by congressmen to dismiss the renowned magistrate.

Trump plans to announce this Saturday his candidate to replace Ginsburg in the Supreme Court, that if confirmed by the Senate, he would firmly tilt the balance of power to the right in the highest court, where there would only be three progressive judges compared to six other conservatives .

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