Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Eight days before the election, the Senate approved Donald Trump's choice by confirming Conservative magistrate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Amy Coney Barrett, a staunch Catholic opposed to abortion, will join the temple of American law, which will count six out of nine conservative judges, including three appointed by President Trump.

This success of the Republican president, suitable for galvanizing voters of the religious right, is however tarnished by a further deterioration of the health situation, which continues to plague his re-election campaign.

The 48-year-old magistrate thus had the approval of the Senate in a solemn vote early Monday evening by 52 votes to 48.

Democrats, a minority in this chamber, denounced a procedure illegitimate also close to the November 3 poll.

The White House was preparing to organize the swearing-in of Ms Coney Barrett soon after the death of progressive magistrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18.

Donald Trump reacted to this news, citing a historic day for america.

The Republican President praised impeccable qualifications, generosity in faith and the golden character of the judge, who will permanently anchor the high court in conservatism.

The magistrate could participate in her first hearing from November 2, the day before the presidential election. It will therefore theoretically sit in the event of an examination of possible appeals against the results of the ballot.

Above all, the Supreme Court decides in the United States the thorniest social debates, from abortion to carrying weapons through the rights of sexual minorities. During her hearing, Judge Barrett was careful not to reveal her views on these hot topics.

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