Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to bench; Democrats had questioned her ‘orthodox’ Catholic faith

The Senate confirmed a Catholic woman Tuesday to sit on an appeals court seat over the opposition of Democrats, sparking complaints from Republicans who said they fear some in the chamber are imposing religious tests that would deny faithful Catholics a chance at judgeships.

Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, cleared on a 55 to 43 vote, with all of the opposition coming from members of the Democratic Caucus. Just three Democrats join the GOP in backing her nomination to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

Full Article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/31/senate-confirms-first-four-circuit-judges-week/

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