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Opinion: Clarence Thomas Is the new Chief Justice

In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, Amy Coney Barrett won confirmation to the Supreme Court and Clarence Thomas received an equally consequential promotion -- to Chief Justice of the United States.

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How Amy Coney Barrett has changed the Supreme Court in ways Kavanaugh hasn't

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has aligned most often with Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch in her first months on the bench. Yet as the court enters the final weeks of its annual session, Barrett is also separating herself from brethren on the right with a lower key, attention-deflecting manner.

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Feinstein to step aside as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced on Monday that she would step down from the top Democratic spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, following sharp criticism from liberal activists over her handling of the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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LGBTQ rights may be safe at SCOTUS, for now

When Justice Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) persons were concerned about what impact she may have on their rights, including marriage equality. She did not make them feel comfortable in her confirmation hearing when she referred to "sexual preference," a term viewed by gays and lesbians as derogatory because it suggests that sexual orientation is a choice. She did apologize for using the term.

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Opinion: Why LGBTQ families like mine are scared and scrambling

I'll put it bluntly: LGBTQ families are now facing a frightening unknown, and that fear is spurring action. LGTBQ Americans are now scrambling. What started as a whisper on social media threads and email listservs about what we might do if our rights come under siege has quickly escalated into a hot boil with Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation. Lawyers are sharing advice for how same-sex families can ensure legal protections if marriage equality goes away -- secure second parent adoption papers, living wills, healthcare proxies. Couples are rushing out to get married now in the event they cannot in the coming months and years. Equality-minded ministers are offering to officiate.

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Eyes on Barrett as SCOTUS looks at North Carolina voting appeal

A new petition filed with the Supreme Court late Tuesday highlights the impact that Justice Amy Coney Barrett could play, not only as her vote applies to current voting disputes but any post-election challenges over procedures like ballot counting.

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Will Barrett protect Trump?

In the dark of night, five days before Halloween, President Donald Trump put on a scary spectacle. On the South Lawn of the spookily lit presidential mansion, hundreds of guests gathered to see Amy Coney Barrett take her oath to become a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Barrett sworn in by Chief Justice Roberts

Justice Amy Coney Barrett recited the judicial oath Tuesday morning in a swearing-in ceremony administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, officially beginning her tenure as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court.

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Pence's office says he did not attend swearing-in due to CDC guidelines

Vice President Mike Pence did not attend Monday night's White House swearing-in ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett because he was adhering to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, an administration official told CNN.

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Analysis: Barrett joins the Supreme Court in unprecedented times

She is only 48 and could easily serve more than three decades on the Supreme Court. But no matter how long Justice Amy Coney Barrett sits on the bench, the conditions under which she started are not likely to fade soon from the nation's memory.

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Barrett's answers on Roe v. Wade were different

Amy Coney Barrett avoided giving her opinion on Roe v. Wade during her confirmation hearing. While judges typically try not to weigh in on controversial legal issues, previous nominees have talked about abortion differently.

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Senate advances Barrett's Supreme Court nomination in key procedural vote

The Senate is set to take a key procedural vote Sunday to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination, paving the way for a final confirmation vote, which will likely take place Monday evening, just days before the November 3 election where control of Congress and the White House are at stake.

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GOP claims about Barrett insult our intelligence

Barring the sudden emergence of a collective conscience, Senate Republicans will confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday. They have told the public -- and reiterated with a 12-0 vote of her nomination out of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- that this is a perfectly legitimate path forward, and that Barrett is a highly qualified judge who will follow the law. What they have not mentioned is her extreme ideology.

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