Barrett keeps Democrats, President Trump at bay in Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over and over, Amy Coney Barrett said she’d be her own judge if she’s confirmed to the Supreme Court. But she was careful not to take on the president who nominated her and sought to create distance between herself and her past personal positions, writings on controversial subjects and even her late […]

Barrett unscathed by tough Democratic confirmation probing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted back Democrats’ skeptical questions on abortion, health care and a possible disputed election in a lively Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, insisting she would bring no personal agenda to the court but would decide cases “as they come.” The 48-year-old appellate court judge declared her conservative views with […]

Barrett vows fair approach as justice, Democrats skeptical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented her approach to the law as conservative and fair on Monday at the start of fast-tracked confirmation hearings, while angry Democrats, powerless to stop her, cast her as a threat to Americans’ health care coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. With her husband and six of their seven […]

Editorial: Judge Barrett may very well be the purest constitutionalist ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court

Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer In his First Inaugural Address, on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln said, “If the policy of the Government upon the vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by the decisions of the Supreme Court, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers.” Lincoln, of […]

Supreme Court pick Barrett draws on faith, family for Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to cement a conservative court majority before Election Day. Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, draws on faith and family in her prepared opening remarks for the hearings, which […]

Texas Supreme Court rules against Harris County Clerk, prohibits early-voting clerks from sending mail-in ballot applications to voters who haven’t requested

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 8 – The Texas Supreme Court issued a major ruling during the afternoon of Wednesday, October 7, 2020, when it held that the Texas Election Code does not authorize an early-voting clerk to send an application to vote by mail to a voter who has not requested one […]

2 Supreme Court justices slam court’s 2015 decision in gay marriage case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, already poised to take a significant turn to the right, opened its new term Monday with a jolt from two conservative justices who raised new criticism of the court’s embrace of same-sex marriage. The justices returned from their summer break on a somber note, following the death of Justice Ruth […]

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 […]

Supreme Court opens new term on cusp of conservative control

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opens a new term Monday with Republicans on the cusp of realizing a dream 50 years in the making, a solid conservative majority that might roll back abortion rights, expand gun rights and shrink the power of government. Eight justices are getting back to work at a most unusual, […]