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USA: Trump announces Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice nominee02:44

USA: Trump announces Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice nominee

United States, Washington DC
September 26, 2020 at 22:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump name judge Amy Coney Barrett as his next Supreme Court Justice nominee in an event held at that White House's Rose Garden in Washington DC on Saturday.

"Today it is my honour to nominate one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution. Judge Amy Coney Barrett" Trump said.

Barrett thanked the president and vice president for the confidence and paid tribute to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

"Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful who came before me," she said, adding "Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome in the legal profession, but she not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. For that she has one the admiration of women across the country and indeed all over the world."

Ginsburg died at her home in Washington DC of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, aged 87, on Friday, September 18. She served on the court for 27 years after being appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

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US President Donald Trump name judge Amy Coney Barrett as his next Supreme Court Justice nominee in an event held at that White House's Rose Garden in Washington DC on Saturday.

"Today it is my honour to nominate one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution. Judge Amy Coney Barrett" Trump said.

Barrett thanked the president and vice president for the confidence and paid tribute to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

"Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful who came before me," she said, adding "Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome in the legal profession, but she not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. For that she has one the admiration of women across the country and indeed all over the world."

Ginsburg died at her home in Washington DC of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, aged 87, on Friday, September 18. She served on the court for 27 years after being appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

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