27 Oct 2020

Amy Coney Barrett sworn into US Supreme Court

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 27 October 2020

The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

She was President Donald Trump's choice to fill the spot left open by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

The confirmation of her place on the Supreme Court has divided the senate, with Democrats insisting the position should not be filled until after the election on November the third.

Professor Alex Tan is the Head of Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett participates, with her family behind her, in the second day of her Senate Judiciary committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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