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Jewish groups react to Trump nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court


October 9, 2020

Official White House by Andrea Hanks

Amy Coney Barrett delivers remarks after U.S. President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 26, 2020.

(JNS) - Jewish groups expressed mixed reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on Sept. 26 that he has nominated U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ginsburg, a heralded liberal judicial, feminist and Jewish icon who was the second woman to serve on the nation's highest court, died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 from "complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," according to a statement from the Supreme Court shortly after her death.

Ginsburg's passing and Barrett's upcoming U.S. Senate confir...

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