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World The top contenders for RBG's Supreme Court seat

02:25  21 september  2020
02:25  21 september  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues A look at the top contenders : ___ amy coney barrett. Barrett, 48, is widely considered to be the front-runner.

A look at the top contenders : ___ amy coney barrett. Barrett, 48, is widely considered to be the front-runner. Rick Snyder, a Republican, tapped her to fill a vacant seat on the Michigan Supreme Court . The following year, “Justice Joan” campaigned to fill the remaining term of her predecessor on

US President Donald Trump has said he will announce this week his candidate to fill the vacancy at the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon.

President Trump said his choice would be "a woman - a very talented, very brilliant woman". Two conservative candidates are seen as the main contenders for the lifelong job - but reports suggest some other names are also being considered.

The president has already appointed two justices for the court - Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. But with six weeks to go before the presidential election, Mr Trump is facing fierce opposition from Democrats, who insist any nomination should be made only after the poll.

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RBG Dies At 87. President Trump is weighing his choices to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with prominent conservative jurists at the top of his list, a Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are among the top contenders for the vacant seat .

The top contenders to fill RBG vacancy. To figure out how things might go this year, there are some key senators to watch: two Republicans, Susan Collins and Lisa Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a lower court justice seen as a top contender for the Supreme Court nomination, is anti-abortion and has

Barbara Lagoa

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A Cuban-American born in Miami, she was the first Hispanic judge on the Florida Supreme Court. If nominated and then confirmed by the Senate, she would become the second Hispanic judge to serve at the highest court, after Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama.

The 53-year-old was nominated in September 2019 by President Trump to serve on the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the regional appeals courts that are one step below the Supreme Court. She was confirmed by the Senate in a 80-15 vote.

This month, she joined the majority in a ruling that upheld a law that requires people with past felony convictions to pay outstanding court fees.

Like Ginsburg, Ms Lagoa graduated from Columbia Law School and later as a federal prosecutor. She then spent more than a decade as a judge on an appeals court in Florida.

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Two conservative candidates are seen as the main contenders for the lifelong job - but reports Joan Larsen: The 51-year-old served on the Michigan Supreme Court before being nominated by President Trump She was also on the president' s list for the Kennedy seat , and also clerked for Justice Scalia.

The Republicans see RBG ’ s death as an opportunity to seize absolute control of the Supreme Court for the next two or three decades, while the Democrats see the social programs they have fought to instill in the fabric of In short, the battle for RBG ’ s seat represents the end of the American dream.

In 2000, she worked as a pro bono lawyer for the family of Elián González. The boy, who was found floating off the Florida coast after his mother drowned while trying to escape Cuba for the US, became the centre of a custody battle between his Cuban father and American relatives.

She is married to a lawyer, and they have three daughters.

Amy Coney Barrett

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The 48-year-old is described as a devout Catholic who, according to a 2013 Notre Dame Magazine article, said that "life begins at conception". This makes her a favourite among religious conservatives keen to overturn the landmark 1973 decision that legalised abortion nationwide.

She has also voted in favour of President Trump's hardline immigration policies and expressed views in favour of expansive gun rights.

Nominated by President Trump to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, she was confirmed by Senate in a 55-43 vote in October 2017 after a tough process. She was one of the names the president considered to replace late Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2017.

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The top contenders to fill RBG vacancy. In the event that the vote is a tie, the US constitution allows Vice-President Mike Pence to cast a tie-breaking Who are seen as top contenders ? Barbara Lagoa: A Cuban American of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, she was the first Hispanic

The top contenders for RBG ' s Supreme Court seat . Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to hold a confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to fill Ginsburg's seat before the election in November - a move Democrats have strongly opposed.

After graduating from Notre Dame University Law School, she clerked for late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016. She served as a legal scholar at Notre Dame for around 15 years.

Born in New Orleans, she is married to a former assistant US Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana and together they have seven children.

Other names also being considered

  • Kate Comerford Todd: Currently deputy White House counsel, has a lot of support inside the White House. She clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, and served as former senior vice president and chief counsel at the US Chamber Litigation Center. She graduated from Harvard
  • Joan Larsen: The 51-year-old served on the Michigan Supreme Court before being nominated by President Trump to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was confirmed in November 2017 in a 60-38 vote. She graduated from Northwestern University. She was also on the president's list for the Kennedy seat, and also clerked for Justice Scalia

Lindsey Graham Holds Slim Lead in Senate Race as South Carolinians Favor Pre-Election SCOTUS Vote .
A new poll found that a majority of South Carolina voters would back a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee before November 3.The latest battleground survey from CBS News and YouGov found that the South Carolina Republican was practically tied with Harrison, with 45 percent of likely voters in the state backing the incumbent as 44 percent opted for his challenger.

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