Today (Monday, 10/26/2020), Judge Amy Coney Barrett received a vote on the Senate floor to confirm her as one of nine Supreme Court Justices of the United States.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge and Notre Dame law professor is the third appointment to the High Court by President Trump. Barrett was sworn-in by Justice Clarence Thomas and became the fifth woman ever to serve on the Court.
The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor, and that I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a dedicated Constitutionalist committed to upholding the rule of law, and President Trump is committed to seeing her Supreme Court confirmation through.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Serves as a federal Court of Appeals Judge
Is a solid conservative who clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia
Has taught law at Notre Dame Law School since 2002
Was endorsed by every Supreme Court clerk she worked with at the Supreme Court
Confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is critical to Making America Great Again and keep it that way.
“Sure, it would be extremely non-controversial.”
Pres. Trump said that as a Supreme Court justice, nominee Coney Barrett would decide cases based on the text of the Constitution. He also hopes the Senate would provide a fair and timely hearing, saying he expects a prompt confirmation.
The Supreme Court of the United States has announced the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87 from complications due to metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C.
Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence, that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.