Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court

The appointment of Judge Barrett, 48, thus guarantees a conservative 6-3 majority in the Supreme Court, which some analysts consider may be important in the short term, if the electoral results of the November 3 presidential elections are challenged by the Republicans, as President Donald Trump has already admitted.

The US Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States of America (USA) Monday night, which represents a political victory for President Donald Trump just days from the presidential election.

The sense of vote of the members of the Senate (upper house of the North American Congress, currently of a republican majority) was expected with the party lines.

Amy Coney Barrett's name was confirmed with 52 votes in favor - all Republican senators - and 48 votes against (all Democratic members and one Republican senator).

The appointment of Judge Barrett, 48, thus guarantees a conservative 6-3 majority in the Supreme Court, which some analysts consider may be important in the short term, if the electoral results of the November 3 presidential elections are challenged by the Republicans, as President Donald Trump has already admitted.

The Supreme Court, the highest American judicial body and the third branch of power in the United States, is called upon to decide on ideologically very sensitive dossiers, such as abortion, the death penalty, same-sex marriage or possession of firearms. .

After Judges Neil Gorsuch (2017) and Brett Kavanaugh (2018), this is the third nomination for President Trump's Supreme in a single term.

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