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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court in 52–48 Senate Vote

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate late Oct. 26 handing President Donald Trump another judicial victory ahead of the Nov. 3 election. The full Senate, who worked through a rare weekend session, voted 52–48 largely along party lines to confirm Barrett as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the sole Republican to join all Democrats in voting against the nominee after Alaskan Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) indicated over the weekend she would vote “yes” to confirm. Her confirmation followed a 30-hour debate on the upper house floor that began on Oct. 25 after the nomination cleared a procedural hurdle, also largely on party lines, to limit debate. Barrett, 48, is expected to be sworn-in during a ceremony to be held at the White House later on Oct. 26, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters earlier in the day. Trump also confirmed that …