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Barrett on record: Find out where court nominee stands on issues that matter to you

Barrett on record: Find out where court nominee stands on issues that matter to you

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Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president’s choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia.

Like Scalia, for whom she once clerked, she is a committed Roman Catholic and a devotee of his favored interpretation of the Constitution known as originalism. Those qualifications delight many on the right but dismay liberals who fear her votes could result in the chipping away of some laws, especially the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

President Donald Trump nominated the 48-year-old federal court appellate judge from South Bend, Indiana, at a Rose Garden press conference Saturday.

Barrett, appointed as a federal judge in 2017, doesn't have a long record to review. Here are some notable quotes. 

Barret has signed onto several decisions that are sure to be questioned in a possible confirmation fight. Here are summaries of some of her notable opinions:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members of People of Praise say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands.

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