Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote
By LISA MASCARO
AP Congressional Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) – Amy Coney Barrett is headed to to the Supreme Court.
The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day.
Barrett will be the third Supreme Court justice nominated by Trump.
At 48, she is likely to secure a conservative court majority for years to come.
With no real power to stop the vote, Democrats still argued the winner of the Nov. 3 election should choose the nominee.
Barrett will fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal icon who died last month.