Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice following Senate confirmation

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(The Center Square) - Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice at a White House ceremony Monday night after the Senate voted to confirm her nomination.

Justice Clarence Thomas, currently the court's longest serving justice, administered the oath of office during the ceremony on South Lawn after President Donald Trump gave remarks.

"Tonight Justice Barrett becomes not only the fifth woman to serve on our nation's highest court, but the very first mother of school-aged children to become a Supreme Court justice," Trump said.