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'A big day for constitution': Trump speaks at Judge Barrett's swearing-in ceremony. President Trump has praised Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s “deep knowledge, tremendous poise and towering intellect” …More
'A big day for constitution': Trump speaks at Judge Barrett's swearing-in ceremony.

President Trump has praised Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s “deep knowledge, tremendous poise and towering intellect” just prior to her Supreme Court swearing-in ceremony at the White House.

“This is a momentous day for America, for the constitution and for the fair and impartial rule of law,” he said.

“The constitution is the ultimate defense of American liberty.

“The faithful application of the law is the cornerstone of our republic.”

The president said the Barrett family had “captured America’s heart” and her seven children had become “very popular”.

“Barrett becomes the first woman to not only defeats women to serve on our Nation's highest court but the very first mother of school-aged children to become a Supreme Court justice," he said.

“It is highly fitting that Judge Amy Coney Barrett fills the seat of a true pioneer for women, just as Ruth Beta Ginsberg."

The move comes after Republicans overpowered Democratic opposition 52-48 in the US Senate to confirm Ms Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court.

A committed Catholic and mother of seven, Ms Barrett's confirmation opens up potential new rulings on abortion, gay marriage and Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), as the court now has a solid 6-3 conservative majority.

She took the oath in front of the White House, promising to act "without any fear or favour" for her own beliefs or for other branches of government.
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