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Supreme Court nominee Barrett readies for meetings with senators this week

Barrett will meet Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday at the US Capitol

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President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will begin meeting with senators this week as Republicans push ahead with a rapid Senate confirmation process ahead of November's presidential election over the objections of Democrats.

Barrett will meet Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) at the US Capitol, Graham's office said. She will meet with several other committee Republicans earlier in the day.

Trump on Saturday announced Barrett, 48, as his selection to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept.18 at age 87. Barrett, who would be the

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First Published: Sep 29 2020 | 1:38 AM IST

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