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Politics Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in As Supreme Court Justice

06:06  27 october  2020
06:06  27 october  2020 Source:   nymag.com

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why.

  Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why. Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings lacked the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings. Here's why.Democrats warned of the precedent set if Republicans rushed through a nominee in the middle of a pandemic and presidential election, arguing no nominee should be considered until after voters cast ballots. They rattled off threats to slow the process, teasing a host of tools that could bog down the hearings, with some lawmakers even publicly suggesting launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for President Donald Trump a week before the general President Trump, just returned from campaigning in Pennsylvania, will preside over Justice Barrett 's swearing - in ceremony at the White House later

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate by 52 to 48 votes, filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat and transforming the Supreme Court . Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will swear in Barrett in a White House ceremony. The event has a 'large' guest list, a source claimed - eerily

On Monday, less than two hours after her confirmation by the Senate and a little over a month after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a member of the Supreme Court in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.

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President Trump, coming off of a trifecta of rallies in Pennsylvania earlier in the day, read his speech from the teleprompter without much verve, praising the “sterling character” of his nominee and claiming that the “cause of freedom” for which men “jumped out of airplanes and shed their blood” was being celebrated that night.

Exactly a month ago, the Trump administration was celebrating the cause of Amy Coney Barrett and a conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court in a different manner — by spreading the coronavirus among some of its most important figures, including the president. And while reporters in the White House described more masks and more social distancing than during the apparent super-spreader event held in the Rose Garden on September 26, Trump, Barrett, and the 72-year-old Justice Clarence Thomas who swore in the newest SCOTUS member did not wear masks during the ceremony.

Supreme Court will decide future of President Trump's border wall with Mexico

  Supreme Court will decide future of President Trump's border wall with Mexico The case is unlikely to be heard before Jan. 20, and if Trump loses re-election next month, a Democratic administration could stop construction.But the case is unlikely to be heard before Jan. 20 next year, and if President Donald Trump loses re-election next month, a Democratic administration headed by former vice president Joe Biden could stop construction on its own.

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice . Amy Coney Barrett Will Upend American Life as We Know It: Her confirmation on Monday marked the end of an uneasy era in the Supreme Court 's history and the beginning of a tempestuous one.

Senate Republicans are poised to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, a major victory for the President and his party just days before November 3, that promises to push the high court in a more conservative direction for generations to come.

In her brief address after the swearing-in, Barrett — who served less than three years as a judge before being nominated to the high court — said she was “grateful for the confidence [Trump has] expressed in me.” Barrett described the shortest nomination-to-confirmation pipeline in almost 40 years as a “rigorous confirmation process,” although one Democrat on the Judiciary Committee admitted they couldn’t “stop the outcome” and another praised the ranking Republican for “one of the best set of hearings” she had ever participated in.

At the end of the evening of dull pageantry, Barrett, her husband, President Trump, and the First Lady — who was still experiencing a “lingering cough” from her COVID case last week — posed for pictures on the same balcony in which the president staged a mask-less shoot three weeks ago after leaving the hospital.

New Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett could have immediate impact on American democracy .
It won't take long for Republicans to learn if Barrett is the reliable conservative upon whom they raced to bestow a seat on the Supreme Court.Upon taking her judicial oath from Chief Justice John Roberts Tuesday, Barrett became the person who could tip the balance on challenges to state election procedures that could determine who wins the White House and control of Congress a week later.

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