Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court: 5 things to know

Kelly Gooch –
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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Five things to know:.

The Senate voted Oct. 26 to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

1. Ms. Barrett– who was nominated by President Donald Trump in September to fill the high court opening produced by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg– joins the court less than a month prior to it is set to hear a case questioning the legality of the ACA..

2. She was validated by a vote of 52-48, with all Democrats and one Republican ballot against the verification, according to The New York Times.

3. She is the 115th partner justice on the Supreme Court and the 5th female to serve.

4. Formerly, Ms. Barrett served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit since 2017. She clerked for previous Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from 1998-99.

5. The White House argues in that case that the entire ACA is invalid due to the fact that in December 2017, Congress eliminated the ACAs tax penalty for stopping working to purchase health insurance.

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The White House argues in that case that the entire ACA is invalid because in December 2017, Congress removed the ACAs tax penalty for stopping working to buy health insurance. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020.

Previously, Ms. Barrett served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit given that 2017. She clerked for previous Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from 1998-99.

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