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Barrett Set to Begin on the Supreme Court After Taking 2nd Oath

Justice Amy Coney Barrett took her second oath on Tuesday during a private swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court, meaning that she can begin participating in court decisions. The newest member of the nation’s top court took her first oath—known as the Constitutional Oath—late Monday after she was confirmed by the Senate in a 52-48 vote. The first swearing-in ceremony was held at the White House and the oath was administered by Justice Clarence Thomas. President Donald Trump was also present at that ceremony. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the second oath, known as the Judicial Oath, to Barrett in a private ceremony in the Supreme Court’s East Conference Room, the court said Tuesday. Justices of the Supreme Court are required to take both oaths before they can begin carrying out their duties in the court. A formal investiture ceremony will take place at a later date, the court said …