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By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews, October 26, 2020
(CNSNews.com) – Justice Clarence Thomas swore in Amy Coney Barrett as the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court on Monday night, shortly after a bitterly-divided Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her, making President Trump the first president since Richard Nixon to appoint three justices in a single term.
Democrats opposing the nomination cited both its proximity to the election, and concerns that the pro-life, conservative Catholic judge would further solidify the bench’s conservative majority. Abortion and Obamacare featured prominently in Democrats’ questioning during her confirmation process.
In a vote that came after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared it to be “one of the darkest days” in the Senate’s history, every Democrat voted “no,” joined by lone Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. …