Multiple news outlets including CBS News are reporting the New Orleans native Amy Coney Barrett will be President Donald Trump's third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Barrett graduated from St. Mary's Dominican High School in 1990, attended Rhodes College and Notre Dame law school.
A member of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago since 2017, Barrett has written conservative opinions that paint her as an opponent of Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act.
Her nomination to replace liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is expected to set off a heated confirmation process in the U.S. Senate.
Trump has indicated he expects to make his announcement at an event set for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday.