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The ACB Effect: Justice Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

Last night, Amy Coney Barrett became the 115th justice sworn in as the ninth member of the United States Supreme Court.

At only 48 years old, she is set to serves at least three decades on the bench. Her Senate vote of 52-48 was one of the closest in history, as Barrett’s succeeds the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, after her confirmation was realized by the Republican-controlled Senate.

At her White House swearing in ceremony, President Trump praised Barrett’s character and “impeccable credentials,” and also remarked on her impartiality, saying, “Justice Barrett made clear she will issue rulings based solely upon a faithful reading of the law and the Constitution as written not legislate from the bench.”

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving member of the court, delivered her constitutional oath of office. Later today, Chief Justice John Roberts will complete the process by administering her judicial oath as the court’s newest member.

Her appointment has also contributed to Trump and GOP momentum going into the election on November 3rd, as 21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen recent noted in a special #ElectionEdge series, calling this bounce the “ACB Effect,” spurring on the conservative base in key swing states.

However, this latest move will also further fan the flames of partisan fire in the United States. Her appointment has already triggered rage among Democrats and liberal who see her position in a 6-3 conservative-liberal bench as some sort of an existential threat to abortion, LGBTQ rights, Obamacare, and federal regulatory control over the environment, workplace and consumer protections.

Moreover, Democrats are also opposing her appointment for fear that she may rule against their party’s plans to extend voting deadlines in key battleground states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.

President Trump made no secret that he wanted Barrett in place quickly before the election so that she would be able to weigh-in should the US Supreme Court decide a any number of crucial cases which might affect the outcome of the November 3rd US Presidential election.

Democrats have called for her to recuse herself from any decisions regarding the 2020 election, citing concerns of political bias and an alleged lack of objectivity of a Trump-appointed judge. During her oath Justice Barrett underlined her determination to remain fair and independent, stating that, “The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor and that I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences.”


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