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Trump Judicial Nominee Falters Amid Conservative Revolt

A second conservative lawmaker will vote against U.S. District Judge Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden’s nomination for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, placing the confirmation in serious jeopardy. GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri privately informed colleagues that he would oppose Ozerden Thursday morning, a source familiar with those consultations told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Senate Judiciary Committee ...

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As Democrats Prepare For Impeachment, Senate GOP Tees Up More Judicial Confirmations

As House Democrats moved forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened confirmation hearings for five judicial nominees. Wednesday’s candidates include two appeals court nominees and three trial court nominees. Sarah Pitlyk, a trial court nominee who litigated for pro-life groups and clerked for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, bore the brunt of Democratic criticism ...

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Justice Kagan Has A Message For People Worried That The Supreme Court In Becoming Too Partisan

Justice Elena Kagan said concerns about the politicization of the Supreme Court are “overblown” Monday night, pushing back against suggestions that the Court’s increasingly conservative personnel will strain public confidence in the judiciary. Speaking Monday night at the University of California, Berkeley, Kagan told law students not to despair over current conditions, even as she agreed that the high court ...

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President Trump Has Made Real Progress Changing The 9th Circuit

President Donald Trump has made seven appointments to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in what could be the beginning of a steady transformation to his chief judicial adversary. If the Senate confirms the president’s remaining nominees, the 9th Circuit will 16 Democrat-appointed judges and 13 Republican appointees, as compared to an 18 to seven split when Trump took ...

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President Trump Is Stacking The 9th Circuit

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President Donald Trump named two more appointees for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday.  With Friday’s announcement, there are three nominees pending for the 9th Circuit. If confirmed, Trump will have appointed 10 of the 9th Circuit’s 29 judges. Friday’s nominees, Patrick Bumatay and Lawrence VanDyke, are both attorneys at the Department of Justice.  President Donald Trump named ...

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Hawley: Calls For Kavanaugh Impeachment Show Democrats Are At War With The Constitution

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri condemned fresh calls to impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying Democrats have resorted to extreme resistance measures that are undermining constitutional government. Speaking to Hill.TV, Hawley connected the Kavanaugh impeachment push with the progressive campaign to pack the Supreme Court, accusing Democrats of subverting any institution they cannot control. “They want to impeach Justice Kavanaugh, ...

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Trump Says The New Kavanaugh Allegation Deserves A Libel Lawsuit

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President Donald Trump accused Democrats and members of the press of waging an influence campaign against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Sunday, after another allegation of sexual misconduct against the justice appeared in The New York Times. The president suggested that Kavanaugh bring civil suits for libel and decried “accusations without recrimination.” Now the Radical Left Democrats and their Partner, ...

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Appeals Court Revives Anti-Corruption Lawsuit Against Trump’s Businesses

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a plaintiffs coalition can proceed with a lawsuit against President Donald Trump that claim that his failure to divest of business ownerships violates the Constitution.  The plaintiffs are a group of hoteliers and restauranteurs who claim they have lost business to Trump properties. They are joined by the watchdog group Citizens for ...

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Chief Justice Roberts Switched Sides During Census Deliberations: Report

Chief Justice John Roberts reportedly switched positions during the Supreme Court’s closely-held deliberations over the government’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form. The chief justice originally cast his vote with the Trump administration, but defected to the other side as the internal process progressed, unnamed sources told CNN. Precisely when Roberts may have changed his ...

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Trump Judicial Pick, A Child Of Jewish Refugees, Calls Racism Allegations ‘Hurtful’

Republicans and Democrats alike chided judicial nominee Steven Menashi during a confirmation hearing Wednesday and said he must be more forthcoming about his legal work for the Trump administration.  Some liberal commentators have accused Menashi of racism in view of op-eds he wrote in college and a 2010 law review article that defended Israel’s status as a Jewish state. Menashi ...

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Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect

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The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration Wednesday to enforce new immigration rules that would deny asylum to migrants who did not seek protected status in a country they passed through on their way to the southern border. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from Wednesday’s decision. The Border Patrol has intercepted approximately 350,000 asylum-seekers from the northern ...

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Gorsuch Opens Up About Confirmation Process, Recounts ‘Escape’ To Washington

Justice Neil Gorsuch shared a personal account of his Supreme Court confirmation ahead of his latest book’s debut, bemoaning the loss of his anonymity as he expressed gratitude for the chance to perform public service at the highest level. Gorsuch’s book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” is out Tuesday from Crown Forum. The Daily Caller News Foundation published ...

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Judge Reups Nationwide Injunction As Supreme Court Weighs Trump’s Asylum Restrictions

A federal judge in Oakland, California, restored a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s new asylum restrictions Monday, while the Supreme Court considers whether the policy can take effect on an interim basis. In effect, Trump’s proposed rule would deny asylum to any migrant who traveled through a third country on their way to the United States without first seeking ...

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Senator Doubles Down: SCOTUS Is ‘Just Another Arm Of The GOP’

Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse defended a legal brief he filed with the Supreme Court which warned the justices that a ruling expanding gun rights could inflame the liberal push for court-packing. In a new opinion column in The Washington Post, Whitehouse accused “conservative media” of distorting his position, under a headline that styled the high court “just another ...

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