Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Trump To Have “Highly Unusual” Dinner With SCOTUS

Law Newz reports: The White House announced Sunday that President Donald Trump will have dinner Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court. “That evening, the President will have dinner with the Justices of the Supreme Court, including his successfully confirmed nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch,” the announcement read. Judging by the wording, it seems like all nine are expected show up, though ...

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Brian Brown: Another SCOTUS Vacancy Is Coming And I Need Money To Make Sure The Nominee Is Anti-Gay

Via press release from hate group leader Brian Brown: I wish I didn’t have to write you about this, but I don’t know who else to turn to for help. NOM is in the midst of a critically-important Matching Fund Drive that began on Monday. We need to raise $100,000 to avoid making drastic budget cuts, and we’re way behind. ...

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Retirement For SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy?

Last night Bloomberg published speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may be planning to retire at the end of the term. From the article: Kennedy, 80, has been the court’s primary pivot point since 2006, generally aligning with the four conservatives on campaign finance and voting rights and with the four liberals on gay rights. By selecting Kennedy’s successor, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Swearing In Ceremony

Starting now. ABC News reports: Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to the fill the Supreme Court slot left open after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, was sworn in this morning, becoming the 113th person to serve on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch was sworn in behind closed doors at the Supreme Court building, the first of two oaths ...

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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed Friday after Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules over furious Democratic objections. The Senate voted to place Gorsuch on the nation’s highest court, a position that has been vacant since the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Democrats denounced the GOP’s use of what ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Senate Vote On Neil Gorsuch

CNBC reports: The Senate will continue debating the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court justice Friday morning. A vote is expected around 11:30 a.m. ET. Gorsuch only needs a simple majority approval to receive confirmation. The chamber moved toward making him the ninth Supreme Court justice Thursday by voting 52-48, along party lines, to take the “nuclear option,” ...

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Senate Dems Block Gorsuch, Set Up Nuclear Option

The Washington Post reports: Democrats successfully blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court from advancing in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, sparking what is expected to be a bitter clash with Republicans over how the chamber confirms high court nominees. Gorsuch failed to earn the 60 votes needed to end debate on his nomination. In response, Majority ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Full Senate Votes On Neil Gorsuch

Heavy.com reports: In order for Gorsuch to be confirmed by Senate, he would need 60 votes. But it appears the GOP is short of that, and Democrats in the body have vowed to filibuster the nomination. If the cloture goes through, the Senate would have 30 more hours of debate — all of which Democrats are prepped to use. That ...

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Mitch McConnell: I’ve Got The Votes To Go Nuclear

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is confident he has enough votes to trigger the nuclear option this week to eliminate the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees, he told reporters Tuesday. It became clear Monday that Democrats would filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch when a group of senators announced they would oppose and vote to block ...

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Matt Baume On Neil Gorsuch And LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Neil Gorsuch is Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, and you may be wondering — do we need to be worried about this guy? The answer: yes, yes you do, unless you don’t like having the freedom to marry, to get medical care, to have a place to live, or to use the bathroom.

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Senate Dems Secure Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch

The New York Times reports: Senate Democrats on Monday appeared to secure the votes necessary to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, sending the body hurtling toward a bitter partisan confrontation later this week. With an announcement from Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to vote on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Panel Votes On Neil Gorsuch

Just starting. Via USA Today: The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on the nomination of federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch Monday, just 62 days after his nomination by President Trump. That vote will set the stage for a showdown before week’s end in which Gorsuch’s confirmation isn’t really in doubt. However how it is achieved will have ...

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NRA Hits Dems With $1M Gorsuch Campaign [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Examiner: The National Rifle Association on Tuesday will begin targeting four Senate Democrats facing potentially tough reelections with a $1 million TV campaign that urges the confirmation of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action told Secrets Monday that the effort will target Sens. Claire McCaskill of ...

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SETTLED LAW: Right Wingers Fret About Neil Gorsuch’s Statements On Abortion And Same-Sex Marriage

Via World Net Daily: Daniel Horowitz, senior editor at Conservative Review, is not the least bit confident Gorsuch is the constitutional conservative many Republicans are hoping for. “Gorsuch is saying that Roe is the law of the land and Obergefell, which is one of the most radical opinions ever, is ‘absolutely settled law,’” Horowitz told WND. “There’s nothing there to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Hearing, Day Four

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch yesterday completed his third and final day of questions from the Senate. Today we’ll hear from several panels of “outside witnesses” who either support or oppose his confirmation. In his defense we’ll hear from former judicial colleagues, law clerks, and law school professors. Among those testifying in opposition will be the Human Rights Campaign, the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day Three

Already underway. CBS News reports: Today is the third day of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings to become confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. Yesterday Senators grilled him with questions for nearly 12 hours. Today’s hearings will include testimony from outside witnesses. Gorsuch is expected to face a second round of questioning by senators on the committee, and then move onto ...

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Gorsuch On Marriage: Obergefell Is “Absolutely Settled Law” But Questions Remain About Its Scope [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The discussion of same-sex marriage was particularly pointed. When asked how his views on marriage have changed over the years, Gorsuch said he would not answer because it “would send a misleading signal to the American people.” Gorsuch was asked about same-sex marriage, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2015, and called it “absolutely ...

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Gorsuch: If Trump Had Made Me Promise To Overturn Roe V Wade, I’d Have Walked Out The Door [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said during the campaign that he would nominate people to the Supreme Court who would overrule Roe v. Wade and return decisions on abortion rights to the states. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Gorsuch if Trump had asked him during his interview before his nomination whether he would rule to overturn the 1973 decision. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day Two

Starting right now: The second day of confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are set to take place Tuesday. Gorsuch delivered his opening statement on Monday amid Republican praise and some opposition from Democrats, who remain bitter that former President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, was not even considered by Senate Republicans ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

It’s a BUSY day on Capitol Hill. NPR reports: Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, begins his three-day confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Republicans have praised the federal appeals court judge as a brilliant jurist who would continue in the conservative mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who he’s vying to ...

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