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Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In As Newest Supreme Court Justice After Senate Votes To Confirm

The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying the conservative majority on the court. Barrett was sworn in shortly after her confirmation by the Senate by Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House.
The 48-year-old Barrett was confirmed by a vote of 52-48 on Monday evening. Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins, voted against confirming Barrett to the Supreme Court. All the Democrats voted against her. Barrett, who was confirmed 30 days after Trump announced her nomination, is the first nominee in the modern era to be sent to the Supreme Court on a partisan vote.
Some legal experts say it will be the most conservative Supreme Court since before World War II. Barrett’s confirmation has left Democrats concerned about the fate of the nation’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act, and Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision allowing women to have access to abortions.

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