Tag Archives: SCOTUS

McConnell Delays Return Of Senate Over Infections

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that the full Senate will not return until Oct. 19 — two weeks later than planned — after three GOP senators tested positive for the coronavirus. But McConnell also vowed that the Senate would still move ahead with Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to …

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Fox Host: The WH Consulted Me On SCOTUS Nominee

“That the circuit judge out of Florida – Lagoa I believe is how you pronounce her name. Cuban-American, she’s been on the court for about three and a half minutes, you know, maybe two or three years, no significant cases as a federal judge. “Being pushed very hard by the Republican delegation in Florida, mostly for political reasons. This is …

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Biden Won’t Give Trump Ammo On Expanding SCOTUS

Politico reports: Joe Biden would not say whether he opposes the mounting calls in his party to add more members to the U.S. Supreme Court in retaliation for Republicans filling a vacancy right before the presidential election. Biden told a local Wisconsin TV station that he wants to keep the focus on President Donald Trump and not get distracted by …

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Brooklyn Municipal Building To Be Named For RBG

NY1 reports: The Brooklyn Municipal Building will be named after late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. During his daily briefing, the mayor noted the honor is a testament to Ginsburg’s roots and legacy that began in the borough. “It’s personal for us as New Yorkers,” de Blasio said. The building, located …

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Romney Caves, Backs Vote On Supreme Court Nominee

Politico reports: Sen. Mitt Romney said he would support a floor vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court, essentially clinching consideration of Trump’s nominee this year despite the impending election. Just two Republican senators have asked for the party to put the brakes on the confirmation. And with a 53-seat majority, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) now has the votes …

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Gardner Falls In Line On Vacancy: I’ll Vote To Confirm

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner released a statement about his position on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gardner had avoided answering questions from journalists until Monday evening. “When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best …

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Grassley Joins GOP’s Hypocrisy Ranks On Vacancy

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday that he will not oppose holding hearings or taking a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination if the proceedings move forward. “Over the years, and as recently as July, I’ve consistently said that taking up and evaluating a nominee in 2020 would be a decision for the …

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POLL: 62% Want Election Winner To Fill SCOTUS Seat

Reuters reports: A majority of Americans, including many Republicans, want the winner of the November presidential election to name a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today. The national opinion poll, conducted Sept. 19-20 after Ginsburg’s death was announced, suggests that many Americans object to President Donald Trump’s plan, backed …

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Right Wing Group Launches $10M SCOTUS Campaign

Axios reports: The Judicial Crisis Network is launching a $2.2 million ad campaign to put pressure on vulnerable Senate Republicans in battleground states to support a quick confirmation when President Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee. The ad will run in Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Utah and Maine targeting vulnerable GOP incumbent Sens. Susan Collins, Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis. …

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GOP Rep Grandstands On Delaying SCOTUS Expansion

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.), who is competing for a Senate seat from his state, said Monday that he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that would effectively delay any efforts by Democrats to expand the size of the Supreme Court in retaliation for Republicans muscling through a Trump nominee. “By threatening to pack the Supreme …

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WH Says SCOTUS Vote Timing Is Up To McConnell

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will announce his pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the “near future” but is declining to say whether the president will push for a Senate confirmation vote before Election Day. Marc Short is the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence. He says a …

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Collins Mum Of Replacing RBG Before Election Day

The Portland Press Herald reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins, amid the toughest reelection fight of her career, would not say today whether she would vote to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. Maine’s other senator, independent Angus King, quickly issued a statement making clear that he does not support a nomination process before the election. …

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Trump To GOP: Don’t Delay On Filling SCOTUS Vacancy

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed on Friday night, hours after Ginsburg’s death, to call a vote for …

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Lindsey Graham In 2016: If A SCOTUS Vacancy Occurs In 2020, “Use My Words Against Me” If We Go For It

“This is the last year of a lame-duck, and if Ted Cruz or Donald Trump get to be president, they’ve all asked us not to confirm or take up a selection by president Obama. So if a vacancy occurs in their last year, of their first term, guess what, you will use their words against them. You will use their …

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Trump Praises Ginsburg As “A Titan Of The Law”

NPR reports: President Trump called Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a “titan of the law” in a statement late Friday night on her death. “Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view,” the statement said. The …

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McConnell Vows Vote On Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed on Friday that whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will get a vote on the Senate floor, signaling a historic fight in Congress over one of the most polarizing issues in American politics. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the …

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GOP Loses Bid To Keep Green Party On Montana Ballot

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports: Another effort to restore Montana Green Party candidates to the general election ballot has been denied, officials said Monday. Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied an emergency request from two candidates and two Green Party voters to restore the candidates to the ballot. Many of the signers who asked to remove their names …

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“Honored” Cruz Doesn’t Want To Be SCOTUS Justice

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday that he wouldn’t accept a Supreme Court nomination after President Trump included his name on a list of potential nominees. The Texas senator told Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that he would not be interested in joining the Supreme Court as a Trump nominee. “It is deeply honoring,” he told Maria …

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Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist Is Full Of Anti-LGBTQ Haters

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, the Trump Administration released a new list of dangerous, ultra-conservative ideologues as potential nominees for the highest court in the land. This list is teeming with individuals who have alarming anti-LGBTQ and anti-civil rights records, which should be disqualifying for any judicial nominee, let alone a nominee for the Supreme Court. Notably, the …

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Trump Puts Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton On SCOTUS Shortlist

Axios reports: President Trump unveiled Wednesday his revamped list of potential Supreme Court justices that includes 20 new names, including Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Neb.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Top aides and advisers to the president urged him months ago to put together a new list of justices ahead of Election Day to pump up his base and remind them why …

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