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Tuesday round-up: The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett will officially become the newest justice of the Supreme Court on Tuesday after being confirmed by the Senate 52-48 on Monday night. The swift confirmation of Barrett, who rose from a respected but little-known law professor to Supreme Court justice in just three years, “represented the culmination of a decades-long effort to move the ideological balance on the court solidly to the right.” At a ceremony outside the White House shortly after the Senate vote, Justice Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath to Barrett. Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the second of two required oaths at a private ceremony at the court on Tuesday, and Barrett is expected to begin her work as a justice immediately.

Also on Monday night, the justices issued an emergency ruling in a major election case, deciding 5-3 not to reinstate several accommodations in Wisconsin. The most significant part of the ruling was to reject a six-day extension for absentee ballots in the state to be received after Election Day in order to be counted.

Here’s a round-up of other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Tuesday round-up: The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 27, 2020, 10:26 AM),