Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial viewpoints and confirmation timeline

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Amy Coney Barrett and her family with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, September 26, 2020. Photo by Dan Scavino/Public Domain

President Trump officially named Amy Coney Barrett as his pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Barrett is a dream pick for conservatives and widely seen as the successor to late Justice Antonin Scalia. Republicans have mapped out a swift confirmation process to seat Barrett before the November election. KCRW looks at Barrett’s judicial philosophy and speaks with one of her former law students.