DealBook: How Ginsburg’s Successor Could Remake Business

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As the nation mourned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday at 87, the politics of replacing her have surged to the fore — and a lot is at stake, including for the business world.

President Trump wants to lock in a conservative majority for generations. Political oddsmakers have identified two women as leading candidates for the nomination:

• The front-runner is Judge Amy Coney Barrett, long favored by anti-abortion activists who say she has the “perfect combination” of judicial wisdom and conservative bona fides. She has supported tightening restrictions for illegal immigrants, which may suggest how she would rule on the Obama-era immigration program known as DACA.

• Another strong contender is Judge Barbara Lagoa, a former commercial litigator who has ruled in favor

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