President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election. Trump said Friday he had made up his mind and it was "very exciting," without giving away the name, aiming to maintain some suspense around his personal announcement. "Well I haven't said it was her, but she's outstanding," Trump said of the Indiana federal judge.
While Barrett, 48, has been the front-runner for the nomination all along, the sources said she has become the sole focus of the process.
Companies fear the White House order will deal a crippling setback to efforts to increase workplace equality and address race and gender disparities.
The 48-year-old judge and former law professor from Indiana is a favourite of social conservatives.
A federal court cleared the way Friday for a lawsuit by House Democrats challenging President Trump's use of emergency powers to redirect billions in public funds toward border wall construction.Democrats have accused the White House of violating the Constitution by redirecting more than $6 billion toward the wall following Trump's declaration of an emergency at the border in early 2019. In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit partially overturned a lower court's ruling that found that the House did not have standing to challenge Trump on the issue."To put it simply, the Appropriations Clause requires two keys to unlock the...