BREAKING NEWS! Judge Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice

BREAKING NEWS! Judge Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice

Image: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. BREAKING NEWS! WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday.  Republicans overpowered Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late […]

Infected senator vows ‘moon suit’ to vote Trump’s court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shuttered by COVID-19 infections, the Republican-led Senate is refusing to delay confirmation of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. They are even willing to make special arrangements so sick senators can vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and Democrats appear powerless to stop them. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Monday that […]

Day 2 of hearings finds Kavanaugh in the hot seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh touted the importance of an independent judiciary as his confirmation hearings began with strident Democratic criticism that he would be President Donald Trump’s man on the high court. On Wednesday, Kavanaugh can expect to spend most of the day in the hot seat, sparring with Democratic senators […]

What to watch for as senators consider Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set for a week of marathon hearings before the Judiciary Committee, where senators will drill down into the judge’s background, writings and legal philosophy. Republicans who mostly back President Donald Trump’s pick are focusing on Kavanaugh’s 12-year career as an appellate court judge, which has produced […]

Both sides prepare for marathon confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only one engaging in practice sessions ahead of next week’s grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators from both parties also are prepping for the four-day marathon — including Wednesday’s multi-hour question-and-answer exchange — in which Kavanaugh’s views on the biggest legal issues […]

High court nominee to face daylong questioning in Senate 

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald Trump. Republicans are unanimously supporting Gorsuch, and certain to give him what cover […]