Meet Amy Coney Barrett who has emerged as the favorite candidate for social conservatives in the quest to see who President Trump should pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday, July 9th.
Barrett — a 46-year-old appellate judge — checks multiple boxes for the right. Her age will allow her to influence the court for decades, she’s unabashedly conservative and deeply religious, and her gender, conservatives hope, will make it harder for critics to paint her as extreme on women’s rights and healthcare.
As Expected Abortion is to be at the center of the Senate debate on the next court pick no matter who Trump nominates because of Kennedy’s stance and he was the pivotal vote on the issue. But picking Barrett would guarantee an explosive confirmation fight in the Senate and likely spark a broader, all-out culture war months before a midterm election where Republicans are battling to keep control of Congress.
Conservatives have rallied around Barrett, who has questioned Roe v. Wade and the court’s deference to legal precedent — raising the prospect that she would be more likely than other picks to vote to overturn the 1973 decision legalizing abortion. She’s in the top tier of contenders.
Other Possibilities include Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Raymond Kethledge, a judge on the 6th Circuit.
Barrett could be tapped to succeed Kennedy has sparked early crossfire, underscoring that she’s viewed as one of, if not the, most controversial pick Trump could make.
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