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Senate confirms Barrett to Supreme Court Senate confirms Barrett to Supreme Court

Senate confirms Barrett to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, cementing its conservative majority
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The U.S. Senate confirms Judge  Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. A bitterly divided Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice to the Supreme Court on Monday, elevating just the fifth woman to the court in its 231-year history and one who further cements its conservative shift — a legacy that will last even if Republicans lose power in next week’s elections.

Amy Coney Barrett in the White House with Vice President Pence

Judge Barrett appointed to the Supreme Court

The vote was 52 to 48 for Barrett, President Trump’s third nominee to the Supreme Court. The 48-year-old jurist solidifies a judicial legacy for the White House and Senate Republicans that also includes dozens of younger and more ideologically conservative judges on the federal appeals courts. An acolyte of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett is certain to diverge dramatically from the woman she succeeds. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 and was for decades an enduring icon for liberals.

The battle to confirm Barrett — whose installation occurred as more than 60 million people had already cast their ballots for president — also plunged a Senate already bruised by years of tit-for-tat skirmishes in the judicial wars into deeper partisan acrimony. Incensed Democrats charged Republicans with hypocrisy for blocking President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for eight months in 2016 and repeatedly pointed out that no justice has been confirmed this close to a presidential election.

 

The U.S. Senate holds a final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Watch the whole Video, including 30 hours of debating, here.

 

 

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