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Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court by the Senate late Oct. 26 handing President Donald Trump another judicial victory ahead of the Nov. 3 election. A little over an hour after the vote, Barrett was sworn in during a ceremony at the White House as the 115th associate justice on the Supreme Court and the fifth woman to serve on the bench. The full Senate, who worked through a rare weekend session, voted 52-48 largely along party lines to confirm Barrett onto the 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 was sworn …