Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice

The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett, who is Catholic, was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court Justice in a White House ceremony shortly after the vote Monday evening.

The 52-48 vote, which fell largely along party lines, came shortly before 8pm Monday evening and after a rare Sunday session day for the chamber in which senators voted to clear the way for Barrett’s confirmation vote on Oct. 26.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins joined Democrats in opposing Barrett’s confirmation. Following the vote, a formal resolution of confirmation is sent to the White House for President Trump’s signature.

Justice Clarence Thomas administered the official Constitutional Oath to Barrett at the White House on Monday night.

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