Tag Archives: Supreme Court

LIVE VIDEO: Senators Question Amy Coney Barrett

Bloomberg Law reports: Democrats will get their first crack at questioning Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday during her U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing, where they plan to focus on how she might move the court in a more conservative direction on issues such as health care and abortion. Asking their pointed questions for American voters to hear, and drawing whatever …

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Biden: “I’m Not A Fan” Of Expanding Supreme Court

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday gave his clearest answer in weeks regarding his position on expanding the Supreme Court, saying that he was “not a fan” of the concept but preferred to keep attention on Republican efforts to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with their own nominee only weeks before Election …

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LIVE VIDEO: Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearing

NPR reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee begins up to four days of hearings Monday on President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Barrett, 48, would replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court. The hearing Monday will be devoted to opening statements from members of the panel, followed by that of …

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POLL: 62% Says SCOTUS Should Uphold Roe V Wade

ABC News reports: Six in 10 registered voters say the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade as the basis of abortion law in the United States, and a majority in an ABC News/Washington Post poll — albeit now a narrow one — says the Senate should delay filling the court’s current vacancy. Sixty-two percent in the national survey …

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Barrett To Pledge She’ll “Apply The Law As Written”

The Washington Post reports: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will pledge in her opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she will remove politics from her legal reasoning as a future justice, stressing that “policy decisions” need to be made by Congress and the White House, not the courts. In her four-page opening statement, Barrett repeatedly emphasizes her …

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Barrett Won’t Commit To Recusing From Election Cases Even Though Trump Says He Wants Her Just For That

The Hill reports: Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, did not commit to recusing herself from election-related cases if she is confirmed, according to a Democratic senator who spoke with her Wednesday. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Judiciary Committee tasked with weighing the judge’s nomination, said Barrett sidestepped giving a direct answer on the …

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SCOTUS Allows Lawsuit Against Kim Davis To Proceed

Reuters reports: The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that allowed a lawsuit to move forward against a Kentucky clerk who was jailed in 2015 after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The high court said Monday it would not take the case involving Kim Davis, the former clerk of Rowan County, and two same-sex couples …

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WaPo: Amy Coney Barrett Had COVID Earlier This Year

The Washington Post reports: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier this year but has since recovered, three officials familiar with her diagnosis told The Washington Post. Two of the officials said she tested positive for the virus in the summer. All of the people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not …

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Amy Coney Barrett Signed Far-Right Abortion Group’s Ad Backing Criminalizing Discarding Unused Embryos

The Guardian reports: Amy Coney Barrett, the Trump administration’s supreme court nominee, publicly supported an organization in 2006 that has said life begins at fertilization. It has also said that the discarding of unused or frozen embryos created in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process ought to be criminalized, a view that is considered to be extreme even within the …

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Catholic Sect Scrubs Mentions Of Amy Coney Barrett

The Associated Press reports: A tiny religious organization tied to Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee, sought to erase all mentions and photos of her from its website before she meets with lawmakers and faces questions at her Senate confirmation hearings. Barrett, a federal appeals judge, has declined to publicly discuss her decades-long affiliation with People of Praise, …

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Cindy McCain Joins Biden Presidential Transition Team

Axios reports: Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, has joined the board of Joe Biden’s presidential transition team. Why it matters: McCain, who endorsed Biden last week after allegations in The Atlantic that President Trump had denigrated members of the military, joins former Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald as the second registered Republican on the transition …

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Sen. Cory Booker: I’ll Ask Amy Coney Barrett If She’ll Recuse Herself From Cases Related To Election [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday that he would meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and would ask her whether she was willing to recuse herself from cases relating to the 2020 election. “I think you know my spirit, which is to sit down and meet with people and talk to them. …

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SCOTUS Nominee’s Hearing To Begin October 12th

The Hill reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee will start a four-day hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on Oct. 12, two people familiar with the schedule confirmed to The Hill. Though other nominees have been confirmed in fewer days, they were further away from the presidential election. Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is expected to announce the committee’s schedule later …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Announces SCOTUS Nomination

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday is set to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. The expected nomination comes at a critical time in history, as the President openly questions the integrity of the upcoming election and has not committed to …

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REPORT: Trump Intends To Nominate The Handmaiden

CNN reports: President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process. In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is indicating that Barrett is the intended nominee, multiple sources said. All sources cautioned that until it is …

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RBG’s Trainer Does Pushups Before Her Casket [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Friday. She may also be the only person to lie in state who has had a mourner do calisthenics in front of their casket. Bryant Johnson, Ginsburg’s longtime trainer, dropped and gave the Justice a quick trio of push-ups when it …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ginsburg Lies In State At US Capitol

NBC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman and first Jewish person ever to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol when she is honored on Friday. Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, are among those planning to pay their respects. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Biden’s vice presidential nominee, also …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ginsburg’s Casket Arrives At SCOTUS

CNN reports: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns for the final time to the Supreme Court this morning, and an army of more than a hundred of her former clerks will meet the casket and accompany it up the stone steps leading to the great hall. Besides her family and written opinions, Ginsburg’s clerks are her most lasting legacy. They began …

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GOP To Petition SCOTUS On Pennsylvania Mail Ballots

Roll Call reports: Republicans plan to ask the Supreme Court to review a major Pennsylvania state court ruling that extended the due date for mail ballots in the key battleground state, teeing up the first test for the Supreme Court since the death of its liberal leader Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The GOP legal strategy, which was revealed in a …

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REPORT: “Handmaiden” Is Likely SCOTUS Nominee

Bloomberg News reports: Donald Trump is moving toward nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, according to people familiar with the matter, despite the president saying Monday he’s considering as many as five candidates. Barrett met with Trump and separately with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Monday, said people familiar …

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