Co-Judge Amy Connie Barrett welcomed the inauguration with a dismissal request in the election case
The ceremony took place in the East Conference Room of the court, where Barrett raised his right hand and saw the photo shared by the court with his left hand raised in the family Bible that he had with his husband Jesse when he was sworn in.
The ceremony was attended by all Supreme Court judges except Judge Stephen Fryer, who overheard him on the phone from his home in Cambridge, and the court’s public information officer Kathy Arberg said it was safe to avoid travel and attend.
The court said all participants wore masks and observed the appropriate social distance to the ceremony. Barrett’s children did not attend.
In a speech to the White House on Monday, Barrett said in a speech that “it is a privilege to be asked to serve my country” and “separation of duty from political will.”
“My fellow Americans, even though we are not facing a judicial election, we are still working for you. Your constitution establishes the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary,” he said. “The oath I have taken tonight is that I will do so without any fear or favor in its fear that I will do so independently of the political branches and my own preferences.”
Request for restoration on first day
The Supreme Court is currently considering a request by Pennsylvania Republicans to overturn a state Supreme Court ruling that allows them to count the votes cast three days after the election. Lucerne County – written briefly by its attorneys – supports the state court ruling.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
But they said they must move quickly because their participation “would be disastrous to the subtle foundation of the integrity and public trust in which the judiciary sits.”
“The current case is one of the most important in the presidential re-election effort,” they wrote. “Just as President Trump has any confidence or expectation of Judge Barrett in the Supreme Court, he has also imposed an obligation to defend himself in this case. His honesty and the integrity of this Court cannot be tolerated by any other choice.”
This story has been updated with details of the restoration request.
CNN’s Megan Vasquez and John Bischoff contributed to the report.