Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, cements 6-3 conservative majority

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WASHINGTON (Fox News): The Senate voted 52-48 on Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a move that makes the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge and Notre Dame law professor the third appointment to the high court by President Trump, solidifying his administration’s legacy even further just a week before Election Day as he seeks a second term.

The last president to nominate three new justices to the Supreme Court was Ronald Reagan.

Monday’s vote marked the end of a confirmation process that lasted less than 40 days from when late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died to when her successor, Barrett, was confirmed. During that time Democrats objected loudly to the speed and timing of the confirmation just before an election. Meanwhile, Republicans have touted Barrett’s record as an academic and a judge as impeccable — and her “Well Qualified” rating from the American Bar Association (ABA) whose representatives relayed descriptions of her as “brilliant” and an “intellectual giant.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Just to be fair, Democrats never made any claim about her not being qualified. They just cried about the timing. America was in immediate need of a full court due to the election!!

    Congratulations Supreme Court Justice Barrett!

  2. Will be a positive move to have a person with both a law professor and a judicial background to help temper the mood in the country. The push to have the courts make policy is nothing more that a dictatorship. Our elected officials ( for good or bad ) should be the only people making policy and the high court should only interpret their laws based on the constitution. Not evaluate the law based on if it “fits” what the judge personally thinks is correct.

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