Judge Amy Coney Barrett officially became Justice Barrett following a private ceremony in the Supreme Court’s East Conference Room Tuesday morning.
Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Judicial Oath to Barrett, officially making her the court’s 103rd associate justice.
“Upon administration of that oath, she will be able to begin to participate in the work of the Court,” the Supreme Court said in a press release prior to the ceremony, adding that a “formal investiture ceremony will take place at a special sitting of the Court in the Courtroom at a later date.”
The ceremony took place at 10 a.m. with all of the justices participating, although Justice Stephen Breyer attended virtually, according to Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg. Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy was in attendance, as were the wives of Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.
The new justice was sworn in on a family Bible that her husband Jesse Barrett held. Their children were not present.