Transcript for What we know about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
President trump's supreme court nomination now finding herself in the middle of this all-out fight, so just who is judge Amy coney Barrett? For starters, she's the youngest nominee since Clarence Thomas in 1991. For more insight on judge Barrett, here's ABC's Andrew dymburt. What will we have the trump court? Who knows. Reporter: If confirmed, 48-year-old Amy coney Barrett would be the youngest member of the supreme court and with a lifetime appointment she could serve for decades. President trump already familiar with her record pushed for her placement on the 7th circuit court of appeals in Chicago back in 2017. The staunch conservative was questioned by Democrats on her personal views on row V wade. It's never appropriate for a judge to impose that judges' personal convictions whether they derive from faith or anywhere else on the law. Reporter: The New Orleans native is a devout catholic and a mother to seven children, attending notre dame law school and graduating first in her class. A staunch supporter of gun rights and her stance on issues are set to highlight a contentious confirmation hearing. Now, Republicans' personal friends and students are coming out in droves to defend her. When registration opens every year, her class fills up within seconds and that's because people recognize that she's at the top of her field. Reporter: During her 2017 confirmation hearings, senators grilled Barrett on her religious and personal background, a focal point once again for her upcoming supreme court confirmation as well.
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