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One day after Ginsburg died, Trump told McConnell that “lots of people” thought Barbara Lagoa would be good political pick for Supreme Court. McConnell had a rebuttal: Pick Amy Coney Barrett. Our look at how GOP paved way for Barrett @marianne_levine 

Barbara Lagoa is no less a plausible conservative candidate than Barrett. Everyone knows she was rejected because she wasn't Trump's "type" -- she didn't look like a Fox News anchor.

The Australian’s Political Reporter Richard Ferguson says US President Donald Trump made a “political error” by choosing Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee and should have chosen Barbara Lagoa instead.

Barrett was the standard by which Trump judged other women for the list, including Florida's Barbara Lagoa and North Carolina's Allison Rushing. Barrett was the only candidate Trump interviewed in person for Ginsburg's seat. What do you think?

If Trump wins re-election and gets to replace Breyer with Barbara Lagoa we can finally have some real progress

It didn't take long for Florida Republican leaders who initially supported Barbara Lagoa as the president's Supreme Court nominee to shift their support.

4) President Trump wasn't pushing for a “consensus pick." Especially, so close to the election. Some pushed Barbara Lagoa. The Senate confirmed Lagoa 80-15 to sit on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

If Trump picks barbara lagoa'>Cuban American Barbara Lagoa for the high court, it would be another key indicator that he is connecting with Florida Latinos in a way that Joe Biden is not, @LizetteNYT  writes

In discussing his five-person short list, he’s been sure to highlight some from election battlegrounds that he’s aiming to win this fall. That includes Barbara Lagoa, from Florida.

Barbara Lagoa, the daughter of Cuban exiles in Miami, is on the president’s short list for the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Judges Barbara Lagoa in Atlanta and Amy Coney Barrett in Chicago are on the top of President Trump’s shortlist. Great choices!

Barbara Lagoa, an appeals court judge from Florida, is on President Trump’s short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Lagoa is a daughter of Cuban immigrants who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge.

Trump to meet with Supreme Court candidate Barbara Lagoa in Florida on Friday

From colleague John Roberts. He says sources cloe to the WH say if Trump nominates a woman to SCOTUS, the leading contenders are: Amy Coney Barrett Barbara Lagoa Allison Rushing

Judges Barbara Lagoa in Atlanta and Amy Coney Barrett in Chicago are on the top of President Trump’s shortlist. Great choices!

Whomever Trump nominates (my guess is barbara lagoa'>Federal Judge Barbara Lagoa of Florida), Democrats should under no circumstances comment on the nominee. It's about the process, the hypocrisy, and the GOP politicizing the Court. Btw, the election isn't 46 days away--it has already started!!

Trump spoke with McConnell on Friday night and identified his three top choices for Ginsburg's seat as Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa and Amul Thapar. Barrett is considered the front runner. @maggieNYT ⁩

US Circuit Judge & former FL Supreme Court Justice BarbaraLagoa is at the top of Trump's list to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat. Source who spoke to WH: “Justice Lagoa is perfect. [Trump] president wants a conservative jurist and he wants to win the biggest battleground." 1/3

NEW: Source familiar with WH vetting process tells me WH would like to announce #SCOTUS  nomination in the next ten days, before 1st Presidential debate & these 3 judges are getting serious consideration: Judge Amy Coney Barrettbarbara lagoa'>Judge Barbara LagoaJudge Amul Thapar@CBSNews