Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday

Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday
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Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the judicial oath to Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettMcConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS Progressives give Biden's court reform panel mixed reviews Top GOP super PAC endorses Murkowski amid primary threat MORE on Tuesday following her confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday evening.

The Supreme Court announced that Roberts will give the judicial oath to Barrett in a private ceremony Tuesday after she was officially confirmed by the Senate in a 52-48 vote. 

“Upon administration of that oath, she will be able to begin to participate in the work of the Court,” the Supreme Court release states.


Barrett will be recognized in a formal ceremony at a special sitting of the Supreme Court “at a later date.” 

The judicial oath will follow the constitutional oath that Justice Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasTrump-era grievances could get second life at Supreme Court Joe Biden's surprising presidency Hillicon Valley: Supreme Court sides with Google in copyright fight against Oracle | Justices dismiss suit over Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter | Tim Cook hopes Parler will return to Apple Store MORE will administer Monday night to swear in Barrett as a justice. Thomas will swear-in Barrett at a ceremony at the White House, prompting questions from some about the safety of the event. 

Barrett’s confirmation solidifies the Supreme Court’s 6-3 conservative majority. She became the first justice in modern history to be confirmed without bipartisan support after no Democrats voted for her; only Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsAgainst mounting odds, Biden seeks GOP support for infrastructure plan Trump's early endorsements reveal GOP rift The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE (R-Maine) crossed party lines to vote against her confirmation. 

The judicial oath ceremony will come a week before Election Day.

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE nominated Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgProgressives give Biden's court reform panel mixed reviews Biden will let Breyer decide when to retire, aide says Biden establishes commission to study expanding Supreme Court MORE about a week after her death last month. Senate Republicans pushed to get Barrett’s confirmation done before the election despite pushback from Democrats. 

Democrats called foul after GOP Senate leaders blocked then-President Obama’s nominee Merrick GarlandMerrick GarlandBudget tasks DOJ with turnaround of policing, voting rights, hate crimes Progressive group ramps up pressure on Justice Breyer to retire The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE’s confirmation hearings in 2016, nine months ahead of the election. Republicans have argued this circumstance is different because the GOP controls both the Senate and White House. 

The last time a Supreme Court vacancy was filled in an election year was 1916, and the latest election year confirmation before Barrett was in July.