Barrett to use Supreme Court chambers previously used by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett will use the Supreme Court chambers formerly occupied by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a court spokesperson said Tuesday.
The court also said Ginsburg’s five law clerks are now working for Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Barrett officially became the nation’s newest justice Tuesday when she took the judicial oath, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, during a private ceremony.
She immediately came under political pressure when she was asked by a county in Pennsylvania to recuse herself from participating in a dispute over the state’s mail-ballot extension.
The Senate voted 52-48 on Monday to confirm Barrett to fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg following the liberal stalwart’s death from cancer on Sept. 18.
Barrett is the first justice in modern history to be confirmed without bipartisan support, underscoring Democratic frustration with the GOP push to confirm her and misgivings about her judicial philosophy.
As a staunch conservative, Barrett is expected to cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the court.