Amy Coney Barrett Gets Confirmed By Senate


Lia Ghirardi, Reporter

On Monday, October 26th, Amy Coney Barrett was sworn into the Supreme Court. She was confirmed by the Senate taking place of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Not a single Democrat voted to confirm Barrett, resulting in a final 52-48 vote.

When does Barrett start participating in court decisions? On October 27th, she will take the judicial oath. Once taken, she can then start making court decisions. “I am grateful for the confidence you have expressed in me, and I pledge to you and to the American people that I will discharge my duties to the very best of my ability,” said Barrett.

Justice Barrett’s political views have been seen as agreeable to some, but alarming to others. Social media has been used heavily on influencing people to have opinions on both sides. Influencers and creators on social media platforms have been speaking out on their opinions. People have spoken out about how they don’t support Barrett due to her pro-life views, while others totally agree with her.

So what kind of changes can we potentially see in the Supreme Court? With Barrett being a conservative, there is a solid Republican lead over Democrat. This clearly means that in some cases when it comes to voting on a verdict, there could possibly be a conservative lead. For some people, this could be alarming.

Protests have already started in regards to women’s rights; for example the National Red Cloak Protest. People who participate in this protest stand for…
1.) Publicly protesting the nomination, confirmation, and appointment of ANY (not just aimed towards Barrett) Supreme Court Justice nominated by President Trump.
2.)To support equal rights for women.
3.)To honor the memory of RBG
Female participants wear red cloaks with a white bonnet, and men who would like to support wear all black with a red mask.

Some people also believe that the spot should’ve been filled as soon as possible before the election. “Fill that seat” has been posted on signs, t-shirts, etc. showing support for a new Supreme Court Justice. Some people have shown their support at Trump rallies by holding signs stating what their beliefs are.