Jewish groups react to Trump nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court
October 9, 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...