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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as the 103rd US Supreme Justice

Washington / Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in on Tuesday as the 103rd Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, which with her incorporation consolidated a conservative majority after being confirmed by the Senate on Monday.

At the age of 48, Barret took her oath before the Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony that was also attended by her husband, Jesse Barrett, who held the bible in which she placed her left hand.

Barrett, whose formal inauguration ceremony for that lifetime office will take place at a later date, will be able to begin participating in the work of the Court, according to a brief statement from the Supreme Court.

A day earlier, this Monday, the Senate confirmed Barrett as the new Supreme Court justice, in a session held eight days before the US presidential elections.

Barrett’s nomination

Barrett’s nomination added 52 votes in favor – all Republican senators – and 48 against – all Democrats and the conservative Susan Collins.

An hour later, the newly confirmed magistrate was sworn in at the White House by her new colleague, Clarence Thomas, considered the most conservative judge – at least so far – in the High Court.

“I will work without fear or favor. I will do it regardless of both the political powers and my own preferences, “said Barrett after being sworn in in a short speech in which he had words of thanks for both Trump and the Republican senators.

Barrett’s confirmation in the Senate came after a rushed and controversial process that began on September 18 with the death of progressive Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at age 87.

Barrett was nominated by US President Donald Trump on September 26, before Ginsburg was even buried.

With Barrett’s arrival, the Supreme Court is left with six conservative and three progressive justices.

Oral arguments of the Supreme

The Washington Post newspaper indicated on Tuesday that the Supreme Court will resume oral arguments next Monday.

Two crucial cases are scheduled for that day, one of them an objection to former President Barack Obama’s (2009-2017) popular health care reform, known as “Obamacare,” whose continuity was vigorously advocated by Democrats during Barrett’s confirmation hearings. in the Senate.

In addition, the Supreme Court is expected to analyze on November 4 a case related to the decision of the Philadelphia authorities to terminate a contract with Catholic Social Services related to the foster care program, after the agency indicated that it would not receive applications. same-sex married couples to serve as adoptive parents.

Similarly, a private conference of Supreme Court justices is scheduled for Friday, which Barrett could join, the information added. (October 27, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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se espera que Amy Coney Barrett jure su cargo como jueza del Tribunal del Supremo de EE.UU. el año que viene.
Amy Coney Barrett ya ha jurado su cargo como jueza del Tribunal del Supremo de EE.UU.
el Senado de EE.UU. todavía no ha votado la nominación de Amy Coney Barrett como jueza del Tribunal Supremo.
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se desconoce si habrá una ceremonia formal de la investidura de Barrett.
Barrett hizo ese juramento antes de la celebración de las elecciones en EE.UU.
el presidente de EE.UU. fue el que sostuvo la Biblia sobre la que Barrett hizo su juramento.
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más de 50 senadores votaron a favor de la nominación de Barrett.
todos los senadores votaron a favor de la nominación de Barrett.
la mayoría de los senadores demócratas votaron a favor de la nominación de Barrett.
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en ningún momento ha habido polémica con la nominación de Barrett.
la jueza Barrett dijo que no favorecerá a nadie.
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Barrett es madre de 8 hijos.
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