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#AmyCovidBarrett Is Trending on Twitter - Find Out Why

Amy Coney Barrett is trending on Twitter.

The 48-year-old newly appointed Supreme Court Justice made headlines after making the decisive vote in a decision that greatly affects New York amid the pandemic.

The court voted 5-4 to restrict New York state from reimposing limits on religious gatherings on Wednesday (November 25) in an emergency ruling, with the decisive vote cast by Justice Barrett.

“Stemming the spread of COVID–19 is unquestionably a compelling interest, but it is hard to see how the challenged regulations can be regarded as ‘narrowly tailored.’ They are far more restrictive than any COVID–related regulations that have previously come before the Court, much tighter than those adopted by many other jurisdictions hard-hit by the pandemic, and far more severe than has been shown to be required to prevent the spread of the virus at the applicants’ services,” the court ultimately decided.

She did not write a separate opinion in the two New York cases, but backed the majority vote for the opinion.

The four remaining Democratic appointees dissented, stressing that the emergency relief wasn’t necessary because Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reclassified the areas in question in a color-coded system from “orange” to “yellow,” lifting the most onerous restrictions, according to Politico.

Following the news, #AmyCovidBarrett began to trend on Twitter and has continued to all day, with many users weighing in with their dismay at the decision.

“So essentially SCOTUS ruled against what’s happening in the best interest of the state, and by extension, the public interest. Sure, let the religious zealots dictate what’s best. Nice work, #AmyCovidBarrett. Let’s hope Biden expands the Court. It is time,” wrote one user.

“Every health care worker in the United States should threaten to strike if their state government doesn’t mandate the most basic Covid protections – like masks and crowd control. For the love of God, they aren’t United States Marines. This is ******** insane. #AmyCovidBarrett,” wrote another.

Here’s how Democratic politicians reacted to her confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court; Democratic Politicians React to This 'Dark Day'

Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed as the next Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate voted on Monday (October 26) and Barrett was confirmed with 52 votes to confirm. Senator Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican senator to vote no on the confirmation after saying that she felt it was too close to the election to consider a nominee.

Democratic politicians, including Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, are among those speaking out just minutes after the vote took place.

“This is a dark day. But it’s important to remember why Republicans fought so hard to steal this Supreme Court seat. They’ve realized a truth that shakes them to their core: The American people are not on their side. And we’ll keep fighting until we take our democracy back,” Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted.

You can read more reactions from Democratic politicians below.

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Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Nomination Final Vote Expected on Monday

Judge Amy Coney Barrett‘s nomination to the Supreme Court should be finalized on Monday (October 26).

The Senate voted on Sunday (October 25) in a vote of 51-48 to proceed, clearing the nomination’s last procedural hurdle, via Deadline.

Republican senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins joined Democrats in voting against limiting the debate, but Sen. Murkowski said Saturday (October 24) that she will vote to confirm the judge to the Supreme Court.

51 votes were needed for the procedural motion to pass. Sen. Kamala Harris did not vote.

“The Senate is doing the right thing. We’re moving this nomination forward, and colleagues, by tomorrow night, we’ll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Sunday.

It is very likely that Amy Coney Barrett will be confirmed by the Senate on Monday (October 26), tilting the Supreme Court to a 6-3 conservative majority.

Here is what the President said regarding the nomination.

Trump Officially Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, Biden Reacts with Opposition

President Donald Trump has announced his replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s seat on the Supreme Court.

Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court during a conference in the Rose Garden at the White House on Saturday (September 26).

“Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court,” Trump said. “She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.”

Following Trump‘s nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden released a statement, saying that the winner of the upcoming Presidential Election should have been the person to nominate a new Justice.

“Today, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court — a jurist with a written track record of disagreeing with the Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act,” Biden first tweeted.

“Supreme Court decisions affect our everyday lives, and the Constitution was designed to give voters a voice on who makes those decisions,” Biden continued. “The Senate shouldn’t act until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress. Americans deserve to be heard.”

If confirmed, Judge Barrett would be Trump‘s third appointee to the Supreme Court, joining Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

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