In a 52-48 vote, the United States Senate late Monday evening confirmed the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the highest court in the land.
At Justice Barrett’s swearing in on the White House lawn, President Donald Trump called the appointment “momentous.” Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to Barrett before a crowd of about 200 people.
Barrett told those gathered that she believes “it is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences.” The former Indiana federal appeals court judge and mother of seven vowed, “I will do my job without any fear or favor.”
The newest justice began her job today, after taking a second oath administered by Chief Justice John Roberts.
(Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)