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Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, cements 6-3 conservative majority

The Senate voted 52-48 on Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a move that makes the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge and Notre Dame law professor the third appointment to the high court by President Trump, solidifying his administration's legacy even further just a week before Election Day as he seeks a second term.

The last president to nominate three new justices to the Supreme Court was Ronald Reagan.

Monday's vote marked the end of a confirmation process that lasted less than 40 days from when late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died to when her successor, Barrett, was confirmed. During that time Democrats objected loudly to the speed and timing of the confirmation just before an election. Meanwhile, Republicans have touted Barrett's record as an academic and a judge as impeccable -- and her "Well Qualified" rating from the American Bar Association (ABA) whose representatives relayed descriptions of her as "brilliant" and an "intellectual giant."

Barrett is expected to be sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House on Monday night.

Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed by the Senate. Congratulations!  :cheersmate:
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I am so very, very glad that Madame Runner-Up was not the one who got to pick 3 Supreme Court justices.

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She was almost immediately sworn in at the White House by Justice Thomas.   Ya! 
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Sorry, but there's no way you can include John Roberts among the 6-3 alleged majority. He's proved his willingness to legislate from the bench more than once, most notably confirming Obamacare. At best, there would be a 5-4 majority, but John Roberts is not a textualist constitutionalist.

No way in hell.

And when you think about how GWB turned out to be a full-blown RINO, it's not hard to see how that happened.
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