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In a first pre-election win for Trump, Senate votes Amy Barrett to SC

The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm the 48-year-old judge - with GOP Senator from Maine, Susan Collins, joining Democrats to vote against the nomination

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US Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett along with President Donald Trump on the balcony of the White House after taking her oath. Photo: Reuters

AFP | PTI Washington
US President Donald Trump hailed his nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation Monday to the Supreme Court as “a momentous day for America,” in a ceremony coming just eight days before the presidential election.
 
“This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution and for the fair and impartial rule of law,” the president, standing alongside Barrett, said before beaming lawmakers and others who had gathered on the South Lawn of the White House.

“I stand here tonight, truly honored and humbled," Barrett, a 48-year-old religious conservative, said shortly after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional

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First Published: Oct 28 2020 | 1:03 AM IST

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