The conservative Federal Appeals judge is only 45 years old…
She has questioned the Obamacare birth control mandate…..
She has also questioned Roe vs Wade the basic abortion law that the current court has upheld against attacks around the edges …..
Barrett, a former clerk for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, was nominated by Trump to serve on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. She was confirmed in a 55-43 vote by the Senate later that year.
If Barrett or another conservative justice were to fill Ginsburg’s vacant seat, it would transform the Supreme Court from a fragile 5-4 conservative majority into a commanding 6-3 conservative supermajority. Such a shift in the court’s ideological balance could have profound implications on everything from abortion rights to race relations to the Second Amendment.
In the term that begins next month, the court will consider the latest Republican challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The addition of another conservative to the bench could mean that Roberts, who joined the liberals to uphold ObamaCare in a landmark 2012 decision, no longer holds the decisive vote, making it more likely the law is struck down.
The justices in coming months will also hear a case that pits religious protections against LGBT rights and a dispute over the scope of legal immunity for police officers accused of wrongdoing. The court has also faced about half a dozen election-related lawsuits this cycle and may be called upon to resolve additional disputes related to the upcoming Nov. 3 vote….
Scott P says
As I said yesterday a focus on women’s reproductive rights and LGBTQ equality is not going to do tbe Republicans any favors in the suburbs. It could shore up some evangelical or rural vote that might be wavering–but at what cost for Republicans? To lose the suburbs of Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa and Charlotte?
Trump’s history shows little regard for women….
Let’s wait and see if he picks one like someone told him to do or he reverts back to form and picks a guy….
My Name Is Jack says
I definitely think he will choose a woman.
Scott P says
According to Political wire Barrett is the choice. Another right wing Catholic.
THAT did NOT take long, eh?
Trump has just announced Barret as his pick to replace RBG on the nation’s high court….
Murkowski says she still opposes filling SCOTUS seat but that she will meet with Barrett. Collins has said the same
Trump will have appointed more Supreme Court justices in his first term than any president since Richard Nixon