Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Headline Roundup October 26th, 2020

Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court by a 52-48 Senate vote Monday evening. Barrett is the first justice in modern history to be confirmed without bipartisan support, and the third to be appointed by President Donald Trump. Her confirmation gives the Supreme Court a 6-3 conservative majority.

Coverage from right-rated outlets tended to frame Barrett's confirmation as history-making and a part of Trump's legacy as president; left- and center-rated outlets tended to highlight the Senate's partisan dissent over Barrett's confirmation process and highlighted the potential impact her appointment will have on healthcare and reproductive rights issues.

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to the Supreme Court

From the Left
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In a narrow 52-48 vote, the Senate has officially confirmed Amy Coney Barrett for appointment to the Supreme Court, a huge win for Republicans who worked quickly — and ignored past precedent — to advance her nomination.

Barrett, who will now take the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a staunch conservative whose vote could be the deciding one on upcoming cases involving the Affordable Care Act, abortion rights, and voting rights. Her confirmation solidifies a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court, and is likely to...

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From the Right
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The Senate voted 52-48 on Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a move that makes the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge and Notre Dame law professor the third appointment to the high court by President Trump, solidifying his administration's legacy even further just a week before Election Day as he seeks a second term.

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From the Center
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The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, providing President Trump with a last-minute political victory just days before November 3.

The 52-48 Senate vote on Barrett's nomination capped off a rare presidential election year Supreme Court fight sparked by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18. GOP Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to oppose Barrett, saying she doesn’t believe a nomination should come up before the election.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who previously voted against advancing...

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