The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for President Donald Trump a week before the general election.
Mr Trump’s fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the unified opposition of Democrats.
The 48-year-old is expected to take the oath of office at the White House on Monday night.
Her appointment seals for the foreseeable future a 6-3 conservative majority on the top US judicial body.
Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins,…
US election 2020: Biden to present team as Trump allows transition – BBC News
The US president-elect will formally introduce cabinet picks, as the transfer of power gathers pace.
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US President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce the first people he has chosen for his cabinet later, as the transition of power gathers pace.
Many of the choices, already announced, are Mr Biden’s colleagues from his years in the Obama administration.
John Kerry will be climate envoy, while foreign policy veteran Antony Blinken is nominated for secretary of state.
President Donald Trump has finally agreed that the transition process should start, after weeks of…
Fortnite launches £10 monthly subscription offer in December – Eurogamer.net
UPDATE 3.30pm UK: Amidst a flurry of activity unveiling Fortnite’s new monthly subscription offer, Epic Games appears to have inadvertently revealed a major Star Wars crossover character set for the game next month.
Images showing off skins from next season’s battle pass include a certain popular character front-and-centre, though reliable leak source Shiina has said this does not mean the game’s next season is Star Wars focused, as the current Marvel season has been. Instead, this character is…
PM’s ethics adviser queries Johnson’s role in Priti Patel inquiry – The Guardian
Jonathan Evans says PM having sole discretion over inquiries risks looking like ‘marking your own homework’
Boris Johnsons adviser on ethical standards has questioned whether the prime minister should maintain sole responsibility for the ministerial code days after an outcry over the decision not to sack Priti Patel for bullying staff.
Jonathan Evans, the chair of the committee on standards in public life, said the PM having sole discretion over both launching investigations and deciding to punish an errant minister risked looking like marking your own homework.
His remarks come after Johnson was accused…
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