Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as US Supreme Court justice

DY365
DY365
Published: October 27,2020 08:02 AM
DY365

Story highlights

October 27, 2020: Amy Coney Barrett took her oath as the next US Supreme Court justice on Tuesday.

October 27, 2020: Amy Coney Barrett took her oath as the next US Supreme Court justice on Tuesday.



The ceremony was attended by Republican senators who played a role in pushing Barrett’s nomination through the Senate.



Barrett replaces the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away last month after a long battle with cancer.



Democrats opposed her nomination fearing her conservative views would threaten decades of judicial precedent on women’s rights and civil rights.



“This was rigorous confirmation process,” said Barrett, adding she would seek to be a fair and independent judge.





“A judge declares independence, not only from Congress and the President, but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her,” she said.



“The judicial oath captures the essence of the judicial duty. The rule of law must always control,” she added.