Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to US Supreme Court in victory for Donald Trump week before election
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The US Senate has confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for Donald Trump just a week before the election.
The president’s fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge to overcome the unified Democratic opposition.
Ms Barrett’s confirmation will likely secure a conservative court majority for many years to come.
Mr Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on issues including abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even Mr Trump’s re-election bid.