Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In as Newest U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Posted Oct 28, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 52 to 48 on Monday, October 26. Justice Barrett has spent much of her career as a law professor at her alma mater, Notre Dame, and also clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia after her graduation from law school. In 2017 President Trump selected her to serve as a federal appeals court judge, sitting on the Seventh Circuit based in Chicago. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath to Barrett immediately after her confirmation and the following day, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the judicial oath, allowing her to officially begin work. See NBC News, BBC.