Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to US Supreme Court - a win for President Donald Trump

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 6:55

US President Donald Trump scored a pre-election victory as the US Senate confirmed his nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The Senate voted 52-48 last night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a move that makes the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge and Notre Dame Law professor.

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This was the third appointment to the Supreme Court by President Trump, solidifying his administration's legacy even further just a week before Election Day as he seeks a second term.

This was a major victory for the President and his party just days before the elections on November 3, that could push the high court in a more conservative direction for generations to come

The last president to nominate three new justices to the Supreme Court was Ronald Reagan.

Yesterday's vote marked the end of a confirmation process that lasted less than 40 days from when late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.

Republicans, who hold a majority in the upper chamber, have gone ahead with one of the quickest nomination proceedings in modern times following the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month according to foreign reports.

US President Donald Trump hailed his nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation Monday to the Supreme Court as "a momentous day for America".

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