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US News Trump's candidate: US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett as constitutional judge

08:30  27 october  2020
08:30  27 october  2020 Source:   ksta.de

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Donald Trump scores pre-election win as US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court judge . Who is Amy Coney Barrett ? Favoured by social conservatives due to record on issues like abortion and gay marriage. A devout Catholic but says her faith does not influence her legal opinion.

Senate Republicans confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States , overpowering Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trump ' s nominee a week before Amy Coney Barrett has been a federal appeals court judge since 2017. (Leigh Vogel/Pool: Reuters).

The conservative lawyer Amy Coney Barrett moves into the US Supreme Court. The Senate in Washington confirmed the candidate for US President Donald Trump on Monday evening (local time). The decision was made with the votes of 52 Republican members of the Senate, the 47 Democrats and one Republican voted against.

Amy Coney Barrett © picture alliance / dpa Amy Coney Barrett

With Barrett, the conservatives get the dominant majority of six of the nine seats at the Supreme Court. That could influence the development of US society for decades. Judges are appointed for life, and the Supreme Court often has the final say on controversial cases - including abortion rights, health care and immigration policies.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett before President Trump announced her as his Supreme Court nominee on Mr. Trump noted that if Judge Barrett is confirmed , she will be the first mother of school-age “Today, President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the successor to Justice

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate by 52 to 48 votes, filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat and transforming the Supreme Court. The 48-year-old appeals court judge became Donald Trump ' s third Supreme Court Justice in the face of united Democratic opposition. Susan Collins of Maine was

The judges for the Supreme Court are nominated by the President and appointed by the Senate. Barrett replaces the liberal justice icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September. Trump really wanted to fill the vacant seat before the presidential election on November 3. He also referred explicitly to possible legal proceedings relating to the counting of votes that could end up in the Supreme Court.

The Democrats around the presidential candidate Joe Biden, however, demanded that only the winner of the election should settle the Ginsburg succession. In the end, only Senator Susan Collins endorsed this view on the Republican side.


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Most recently, the Democrats warned that with Barrett in the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama's health care reform could fall and millions of Americans would lose their health insurance. The Trump administration is making one more attempt to overturn reform in the Supreme Court, with the first hearing due the week after the presidential election. Trump only said last week that he hoped the court would abolish "Obamacare". He himself has been announcing his own health care plan for years, but has still not presented it.

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In choosing Judge Amy Coney Barrett , the president opted for the candidate most likely to thrill his conservative base and outrage his liberal opponents. President Trump nominated Judge Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

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Liberals see right to abortion at risk

Liberals also fear that with Barrett and the conservative dominance in the Supreme Court, the right to abortion and same-sex marriages could also be at risk. In her hearing, which lasted several days, Barrett consistently kept a low profile on the controversial issues. Among other things, she did not want to say whether, from her point of view, the right to abortion or same-sex marriages is covered by the constitution. She herself is known as an anti-abortionist - but assured her that personal views would not play a role in her decisions.

The Democrats were also outraged because the Senate Republicans even refused to hear Obama's Supreme Court candidates in early 2016. They pointed out that in an election year one first had to learn the will of the people. Now they are moving away from that position at Barrett. (dpa)

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