• Brett Kavanaugh June 11, 2022 5:57 am

    Kavanaugh Incident Could Lead to More Security for Judges

    Supreme Court justices have not been immune to violent crime.

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    Rep. Jamie Raskin: First Amendment Not a Defense to Inciting an Insurrection

    At the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., argued Thursday that the First Amendment is not a defense for inciting an insurrection, quoting Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by saying, “You can’t ride with the cops but root for the robbers.”

  • Supreme Court September 26, 2020 9:34 pm

    Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

    Judge Amy Coney Barrett accepted President Donald Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court Saturday.

  • Donald Trump October 6, 2019 12:57 am

    Abortion, Immigrants, LGBT Rights Top High Court's New Term

    Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. Guns could be part of a term with plenty of high-profile cases and at...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. September 26, 2019 10:51 pm

    Senate Confirms Scalia to Lead Department of Labor

    Eugene Scalia, son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to head the Department of Labor.

  • Donald Trump September 17, 2019 9:57 pm

    Trump's Cabinet Has Had More Ex-Lobbyists Than Obama or Bush

    In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The Cabinet choices are another sign that Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” is a catchy campaign...

  • Donald Trump July 19, 2019 4:54 am

    Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary

    On Twitter, President Donald Trump announced that the son of late Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia would fill Alexander Acosta’s position.

  • Donald Trump July 19, 2019 8:05 am

    Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary

    President Donald Trump has selected lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweeted news of the planned nomination on Thursday evening, less than a week after his previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned amid renewed criticism of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier...

  • Donald Trump December 29, 2018 4:06 am

    Supreme Court Keeps a Lower Profile, But for How Long?

    The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually solicitous of each other in the courtroom since Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and several have voiced concern that the...

  • Donald Trump November 17, 2018 5:38 am

    Trump Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Donor's Wife, Presley, Scalia

    President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other “extraordinary Americans” with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make “outstanding contributions to American life and culture” have received the medal, Trump said, adding that it was his “true privilege” to present it to six men...

  • Arizona October 7, 2018 12:14 am

    Senate Confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    Vice President Mike Pence announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

  • Donald Trump October 7, 2018 9:35 pm

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court, Quickly Sworn in, Major Trump Victory

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come. Even as...

  • Donald Trump October 1, 2018 1:54 pm

    Supreme Court Term Starts in Shadow of Kavanaugh

    It’s the storm before the calm at the Supreme Court. Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. The televised spectacle was filled with disturbing allegations of sexual assault and Kavanaugh’s angry, emotional denial. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of the marshal’s gavel and not a camera...

  • Associated Press September 28, 2018 2:04 pm

    Key Moments From the Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judicial Committee about allegations that Ford was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school. Here are some of the key moments during the hearing.

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2018 2:00 pm

    If Rosenstein Leaves Justice Department, What Happens Next?

    The investigation into Russian election interference is often called the Mueller probe, but it’s Rod Rosenstein who oversees it. Rosenstein’s fate as deputy attorney general remains in the air after reports last week that he floated the idea of recording President Donald Trump. Rosenstein went to the White House on Monday amid conflicting reports about his fate in the administration....

  • JUDGE September 21, 2018 1:48 pm

    For Kavanaugh, Path Forward Could Be Like Clarence Thomas'

    When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. “It doesn’t matter how you got here. All that matters now is what you do here,” Thomas recounted in his 2007 memoir, “My...

  • Donald Trump September 8, 2018 4:51 pm

    What We've Learned About Kavanaugh After Senate Hearings

    The less said, the better. That’s the mantra of any nominee before the Senate, especially when the White House and Senate are in the same party’s hands. The aim, after all, is to win confirmation, and in these partisan times, an ill-chosen phrase can be damaging to a nominee’s prospects. Like high court nominees before him, Judge Brett Kavanaugh stuck...

  • Donald Trump September 6, 2018 2:25 pm

    Trump Taking Supreme Court Fight to Montana, North Dakota

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the home of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. Trump’s strategy aims to turn the screws on the lawmakers, Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who find themselves caught between...

  • Congress September 6, 2018 4:12 am

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Second Amendment

    Democrats have described Brett Kavanaugh as “a true Second Amendment radical” who is “far outside the mainstream of legal thought” — more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The criticism stems from Kavanaugh’s dissent in a 2011 appeals court ruling that upheld the District of Columbia’s law banning semi-automatic rifles....
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein cited the judge’s 2011 dissent in her...

  • Donald Trump July 10, 2018 6:29 am

    Born Inside Beltway, Kavanaugh Part of GOP Legal Elite

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born...

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