Updated Sep 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump says he will announce Supreme Court pick on Saturday

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President Trump tweeted Tuesday that he plans to announce his Supreme Court pick on Saturday. He later told reporters that the announcement will come at 5 p.m.

Why it matters: Republicans are moving fast to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which would tilt the balance of the high court in conservatives' favor and have lasting impact on climate policy, immigration and the Affordable Care Act.

  • Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who met with the president this week, is a frontrunner for the job.
  • Trump also plans to meet on Friday with Barbara Lagoa, a 52-year-old federal appeals court judge in Florida, according to two sources familiar.

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