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Judge Amy Coney Barrett Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court
The Senate has confirmed judge Amy Coney Barrett in a party-line 52-48 vote to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died in September at the age of 87 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Barrett is expected to be sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas at a White House ceremony following her confirmation vote, according to multiple reports.
Trump is expected to hold the swearing-in ceremony at the White House at 9 p.m., Monday.
Trump’s appointment of Barrett to the Supreme Court will mark the third of his tenure in office which includes Justices, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh.
Republicans vowed to fill the seat after Ginsburg’s death, maintaining that denying Garland a hearing in 2016 was within their role of “advise and consent,” noting the nomination came under a lame-duck president of an opposing party. They maintained they should fill the vacancy in 2020 given the nomination came from a president of the same party.
“The Senate is doing the right thing. We’re moving this nomination forward and, colleagues, by tomorrow night we will have a new member of the United States Supreme Court,”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel
Barrett, age 48, who was a Notre Dame University law professor before becoming a judge for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017 is likely to serve on the court for decades.
Several pre-election matters are awaiting decision just a week before Election Day, where Barrett could be a decisive vote.
Here’s a look at the Major Petitions Awaiting Supreme Court Judge Barrett at SCOTUS
|Minnesota congressional election date.|
|Mississippi abortion case|
|North Carolina ballot-counting extension|
|Pennsylvania ballot extensions|
|Trump taxes case|
|Wisconsin ballot counting and requests|
Democrats maintain that this nomination will not be forgotten as they continue to ignore their base of Black voters who call for legislation that addresses economic and social inequality.
Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process—all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions.
We won’t forget this.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 27, 2020