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News Story Source: https://www.fff.org, by Laurence M. Vance
Amy Coney Barrett, a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, became the 103rd associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 27, 2020, after she was administered the oath of office by Justice Clarence Thomas and the judicial oath by Chief Justice John Roberts.
After the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, Donald Trump nominated Barrett to succeed her a week later. Her confirmation hearing, which lasted four days, began on October 12. On October 22, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported her confirmation favorably by a 12-0 vote of all Republicans. The ten Democrats on the committee all boycotted the meeting even though the American Bar Association rated Barrett "well qualified" — its highest rating. On October 25, the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her nomination, with all of the Senate Democrats and one Republican voting against her.
Barrett was criticized during her confirmation hearing becaus
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