AP: Barrett Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

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AP, Oct. 26, 2020



WASHINGTON (October 26, 2020) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court  late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg  potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court.

Barrett  is 48, and her lifetime appointment as the 115th justice will solidify the court’s conservative tilt.   …

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