Amy Coney Barrett, high court pick, is Scalia's heir

CHICAGO -- Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president's choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia.

Like Scalia, for whom she once clerked, she is a committed Roman Catholic as well as a firm devotee of his favoured interpretation of the Constitution known as originalism.

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