27 Sep 2020

US Senate to battle over Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

International Editor

In the US, President Trump has nominated a staunchly religious socially conservative lawyer for the role of Supreme Court judge.

At 48, Amy Coney Barrett would become the youngest justice to sit on the benches of the highest court in America.

If confirmed she would become only the fifth woman to sit on the nine seat supreme court. Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports from Washington.