Barrett, a federal judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, has been reported to lead the president’s short list, and was also a contender for Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination in 2018, before the president nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Ginsburg’s death could tip the balance of the court to a 6-3 conservative majority, if President Donald Trump nominates a new justice to fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg before the November election.
This weekend, San Francisco Catholics will participate in Eucharistic processions across the city, which will join together and walk past city hall, in part to protest the city’s revised limits on public worship.
More than 170 members of Congress wrote the DHS inspector general’s office on Wednesday asking for an investigation.
The president added 20 names to his working list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court, including three GOP senators, while Joe Biden, who has pledged to name a Black woman, has yet to release his top picks.
Though ultimately overturned, the decision raises ongoing questions about religious liberty in the armed forces.
The “Catholics for Biden” co-chairs, include 2016 vice-presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine D, Va., California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and several members of Congress.
The Sept. 9 meeting with Catholic members of the African American community occurred on the feast of St. Peter Claver as the first event of the year-long project.