Source: The Hill
President Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on Saturday barring any last-second change, multiple people familiar with the process confirmed to The Hill.
A Republican official said Trump began informing allies on Capitol Hill of his intention to nominate Barrett, a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews Friday evening that he has made his decision in his “Own mind” but declined to confirm that Barrett was the choice.
Barrett immediately emerged as the front-runner to fill the vacancy after Ginsburg died due to complications related to pancreatic cancer at the age of 87 last Friday.
A former clerk for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Notre Dame law professor, Barrett was nominated by Trump and confirmed in a 55-43 vote by the Senate to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2017.
If confirmed, Barrett will be the third Supreme Court justice to be nominated by Trump, following Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, delivering a decisive 6-3 conservative majority on the High Court.
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