SCOTUS 101: Justice Barrett Goes to Washington


SCOTUS 101: Justice Barrett Goes to Washington

Oct 30th, 2020 1 min read

Commentary By

Amy Swearer @AmySwearer

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

GianCarlo Canaparo @GCanaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

President Trump stands with newly sworn in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett during a ceremonial swearing-in event at the White House on October 26, 2020. Tasos Katopodis / Stringer / Getty Images

This week Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the Supreme Court as its 115th justice! Your hosts respond to some listener questions and explain why justices take two oaths, who administers them, and when and where those traditions were formed.

Following up on her tribute to Justice Ginsburg from a previous episode, Amy explores what it means for a conservative woman to have a conservative role model on the court. The hosts replay an interview that Elizabeth Slattery conducted of then Judge Barrett, and lastly Amy tries to stump GianCarlo with trivia about swearing-in ceremonies.

GianCarlo and John Malcolm recently wrote an article about Justice Barrett's confirmation, which you can find here.

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