Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court

The US Senate voted 52-48 and confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This process only took 30 days. After the ceremony, Supreme Court Justice Clarance Thomas administered the constitutional oat to Coney Barrett. Pres. Trump thanked the Senate, and expressed positive support for her.

Unfortunately, the Democrats could not halt the process, although they certainly tried to slow down, the confirmation process. As the Republicans hold the majority in the Senate, this was very difficult for the Democrats to act upon. This contrasts sharply with former Pres. Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, who the republican-majority Senate refused to hold even hearings for, although the nomination had occurred 8 months before the election.

Many Democrats voiced strong dissatisfaction in the unfair manner in which the Republicans choose to handle state affairs.

Unfortunately, this confirmation creates a strong conservative majority in the Supreme Court, worrying many women’s rights supporters and those concerned about healthcare.

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