Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed

Tad Couch, Journalist

On Monday, October 26 Judge Amy Coney Barrett (ACB) was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Many Democrats are up in arms with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination due to it being so close to the upcoming election. In the history of the United States, no President has ever gotten a Supreme Court nominee confirmed so close to an election. 


Judge Barrett lives in South Bend, Indiana where she mothers seven children, including two of whom were adopted from Haiti. Barrett is a 48-year-old, with conservative values.


On October 26, the Senate held a majority vote regarding the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett was confirmed 52-48. 


Tuesday, October 27, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Judicial Oath. With the confirmation of Judge Barrett, she became the 103rd associate justice. The Senate now sits 6-3 in favor of conservatives. 


Barrett is a devout Catholic. Democrats voiced their concerns during the confirmation hearings, but Barrett has insisted her faith does not and will not compromise her work. The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a devout Jew, but that seemingly didn’t impact her work while on the court. 


MSNBC and CNN took some heat from other media outlets Tuesday for not covering the full confirmation of Judge Barrett. Regarding backlash, Chris Barron told Fox News Tuesday, “They have abandoned any pretext of being news organizations. They exist solely as propaganda machines — spinning news when they can, lat out ignoring it when they can’t spin it.” 


Barrett is now the 115th justice of the Supreme Court, and only the fifth female confirmed to the court.