CHICAGO (CBS)– President Trump plans to nominate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement with just six weeks left until Election Day.
His announcement could come this week. However, many who admired Gingsburg and her legacy say it’s way too soon after her death to be talking about her replacement.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Monday Is Deadline To Opt Out Of Advance Monthly Payments
CBS News has learned two women judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are among the frontrunners.
Lagoa is a Florida Cuban-American and is currently a judge on the U.S. 11th circuit court of appeals.READ MORE: Summer Music Series Kicks Off In Millennium Park Monday
On the other hand, the Chicago based Barrett serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the seventh circuit.
Conservatives see her as a reliable voice on legal issues like abortion and gun control. But liberals are concerned she’s too influenced by her Catholic beliefs and could try seek to scale back abortion rights.
The president has stated that his pick will likely be a woman.MORE NEWS: US Postal Service Hiring For Positions At South Loop Plant
So far, two republican senators say they are against a nomination this close to the election. At least two more would have to join them to block a confirmation.