Amy Barrett Of ‘DogmaGate’ Confirmed After Ugly Fight Over Religious Tests

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ending an awkward confirmation process which evolved into an institutional debate on religious liberty and the Constitution’s ban on religious tests.

The 55-43 confirmation vote largely followed party lines, though three Democrats joined Republicans in supporting her confirmation, namely Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.