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Justice Amy Coney Barrett takes oath

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/26/20, 11:28 pm

WASHINGTON—The Senate on Monday approved the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court by a vote of 52-48, nearly along party lines. Only Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, switched sides to vote against President Donald Trump’s third high court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to Barrett at a special ceremony in the White House on Monday night. She became just the fifth female justice in the court’s history and, at 48 years old, the youngest since Thomas in 1991.

Which cases will she hear first? Barrett could cast the deciding in Republican appeals of orders extending the deadlines for absentee ballots in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The justices also are weighing Trump’s emergency plea for an injunction to keep the Manhattan district attorney from acquiring his tax returns. On Nov. 10, the court is expected to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s comparison of Barrett’s and Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s roads to Senate confirmation.


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Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 12:23 am

    This is exactly why we voted for Trump! This is a huge victory for conservatives and could well overturn Roe v Wade.  Every Christian should rejoice today!

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 10:41 am

    Why didn't John Roberts administer the oath? Anyone know? 

  • AMathew
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 03:12 pm

    He administered the oath this morning . She had two oaths to take of different kinds.

  • SECURE IN HIM
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 11:20 am

    I, too, and am ecstatic about her appointment to the court.  But there is a dark cloud.  You know that the progressives will not let this go unanswered.  If they don't try to pack the court the first opportunity they have, thereby reversing all of the progress Trump made, they will have some other evil plot cooked up to disrupt fair play in the political arena. The do not want the checks and balances that our country's founders designed into the constitution.  The want unrestricted power, and they will grab it any illegitimate way they can.   It's just a matter of time until progressive wickedness rears its ugly head in response to this.

    I know that the Senate had the power and the votes to get her confirmed, but it strikes me that the process was still too easy.  What's coming?

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 02:32 pm

    I, too, and am ecstatic about her appointment to the court.  But there is a dark cloud.  You know that the progressives will not let this go unanswered.  If they don't try to pack the court the first opportunity they have, thereby reversing all of the progress Trump made, they will have some other evil plot cooked up to disrupt fair play in the political arena.

    We must understand that the Democratic Party no longer believes in our Constitution and political process. They only want absolute power and they will do whatever is needed to achieve this. One example is the pushing of a presidential candidate who is a Trojan horse. Biden clearly has mental deterioration and nobody is addressing it. Kamala Harris is a real radical and Biden will be pushed aside if he should win the presidency. In essence, they want to subvert the will of the people by pushing an electable candidate but with the true goal of pushing forward a real radical candidate - Kamala Harris. 
     

    Conservatives are pushing our agenda following our Constitutional process and we should not be apologetic about it. Democrats are setting the groundwork to say they are justified in packing the courts which essentially subverts our political process. We need to strongly call them out in this and tell them that they cannot rewrite our rules just because they lost politically. We will not tolerate this and need to tell them there will be consequences if do this skulduggery.  If they pack the courts then we will pack the courts, so they need to understand that packing the courts will not be a win for them. We will not tolerate it! 

    I know that the Senate had the power and the votes to get her confirmed, but it strikes me that the process was still too easy.  What's coming?

    It was easy because Trump wasn't weak like so many Republicans before him. Trump is criticized for his competitive spirit and drive to win but that characteristic was what brought us to see the victory we see today. He wasn't afraid to go out and win. What is coming? More victory if we maintain our resolve and perseverance to win! God bless us!

     

     

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2020 03:50 pm

    I'm glad we got that over with for now.

    I'm a bit concerned about Nov. 3rd. The Dems have already requested help from foreign powers to remove Trump from the WH.

    Putin weighed in on how Joe and Hunter Biden are innocent. They did nothing wrong.

    Even Biden asked for help from China with the election. It's just a joke. Sure it is.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Sat, 10/31/2020 01:30 am

    It looks like there will be a record turnout for this election.  Early voting is already setting records. With so many voting, I hope that is a sign a LOT of very alarmed ordinary Americans are determined to put a stop to the radical Democratic agenda.  But maybe the turnout indicates the exact opposite:  maybe a LOT of very alarmed ordinary Americans are determined to put a stop to President Trump and the Republican agenda!  
     

    Should I obsess over this?  Lose sleep?  Frantically call everyone I know to demand they go to the polls to stop the "godless Democrat communists?"  NO!  The Lord Most High, Creator of the Universe IS in charge!  The outcome is known to Him!  Controlled by Him!  What He allows will be "to prosper you [us] and not to harm you [us], plans to give you [us] hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

    IN YOU WE REST. THANK YOU, LORD!!

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