Brett Kavanaugh

  • Justin Walker May 6

    Judicial Nominee Pledges Open Mind on Health Law He Blasted

    A federal judge nominated to the nation’s second-most powerful court says he was writing as an academic and commentator when he criticized as “indefensible” a Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act

  • JUDGE Dec 9, 2019

    Documents to Be Released Could Reveal Whether Brett Kavanaugh Misled Congress in 2006

    New documents set to be released could reveal whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh misled Congress during his confirmation hearing for his job as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, something two Democratic senators accused him of in 2007, according to NBC News. While under oath in 2006, Kavanaugh said he wasn’t involved in creating a terrorism...

  • gun control Dec 5, 2019

    Roberts Seems to Hold Key to Case Over New York City Gun Law

    Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge relief to gun-control groups. Both sides thought a conservative Supreme Court majority...

  • California Feb 6, 2019

    ‘I Am Telling the Truth’: Woman Describes 2004 Assault by Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax

    The California professor who alleged that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004 issued her first public statement Wednesday on the alleged attack, describing the use of force.

  • director Oct 15, 2019

    MeToo Leader Launches New Hashtag to Mobilize Voters

    The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that issues of sexual violence and harassment have largely been absent...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 13, 2019

    Voters Weary of More Investigations as Impeachment Ramps Up

    As Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump intensifies, Mark Stenske feels like he’s seen this movie before, and the storyline is getting old. First, there was the nearly two-year investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and Trump’s possible role in it. Then came the accusations against Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and contentious hearings...

  • CONGRESS Oct 8, 2019

    Supreme Court Seems Divided on LGBT Job Discrimination Case

    A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment. With the court’s four liberal justices likely to side with workers who were fired because of their sexual orientation or transgender status, the question in two highly anticipated cases that filled the courtroom was whether one of the court’s...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 7, 2019

    Supreme Court’s Election-Year Term Opens With Insanity Case

    The Supreme Court began its election-year term Monday by wrestling over whether states must allow criminal defendants to plead insanity. The one minor surprise when the justices took the bench just after 10 o’clock was the absence of Justice Clarence Thomas. The 71-year-old Thomas was at home, likely with the flu, the court said. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 4, 2019

    Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Abortion Regulation Case

    The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket, agreeing to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic. The justices won’t hear arguments until the winter and a decision is likely to come by the end of June, four months before the presidential election. The high court in February...

  • California Sep 17, 2019

    Andrew Yang Doesn’t Support Impeaching Justice Kavanaugh After New Sexual Misconduct Allegation

    Presidential candidate Andrew Yang opposes impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct from the justice’s time in college, Yang told necn’s “Primary Source” Tuesday. Some Democrats believe that the new allegation, detailed in The New York Times this weekend, indicates that Kavanaugh lied under oath during a Supreme Court confirmation hearing, which...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 15, 2019

    Trump Defends Brett Kavanaugh After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Resurface

    Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 2, 2019

    GOP Pushes Immigration Bill, Skirting Rules as Dems Protest

    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee upended the rules Thursday for immigration legislation that would extend family detentions as chairman Lindsey Graham muscled the measure forward over the objections of Democrats. It’s one last battle, led by a top ally of President Donald Trump, before senators break for a long August recess and the start of 2020 campaigning with immigration...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 23, 2019

    Census, Redistricting Top Remaining Supreme Court Cases

    The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect the distribution of political power for the next decade, and both also may test Chief Justice John Roberts’ professed desire to keep his...

  • Daniel Macht Jun 21, 2019

    Supreme Court Tosses Murder Conviction of Curtis Flowers, Black Mississippi Man Who Was Tried Six Times

    The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor’s efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The removal of black prospective jurors deprived inmate Curtis Flowers of a fair trial,...

  • Attorney General Jun 17, 2019

    High Court Lets Virginia Voting Go Ahead Under Redrawn Map

    Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, under a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Department of Justice Jun 14, 2019

    Appeals Court: Trump Administration Can’t Block Abortions for Undocumented Minors

    A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday against a Trump administration policy it described as a “blanket ban” preventing immigrant teens in government custody from getting abortions, and it kept in place an order blocking the policy. The policy, which dates to 2017, prohibited shelters from facilitating abortions for children held in government shelters after entering the country illegally....

  • NBC May 31, 2019

    Ellen DeGeneres’ Mom Breaks Silence on Daughter’s Sexual Abuse Claims: ‘I Live With That Regret’

    Betty DeGeneres, the mother of Ellen DeGeneres, is speaking out for the first time about her daughter’s claim that Betty did not believe her when Ellen said she was sexually assaulted by her late stepfather as a teen. Ellen reveals details of the abuse and how it has affected her relationship with her mother in an emotional interview with David...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 29, 2019

    Supreme Court Signals More Openness to State Abortion Rules

    The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it is more open to state restrictions on abortion, upholding an Indiana law supported by abortion opponents that regulates the disposal of fetal remains. At the same time, the justices declined to take on an issue closer to the core of abortion rights, rejecting the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked a...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 19, 2019

    Trump Tells Anti-Abortion Activists to Stay United for 2020

    President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he was for or against the Alabama law, which forbids the procedure in almost all circumstances, including...

  • CONGRESS May 13, 2019

    Lawsuit Over Apple’s iPhone Apps Can Go Forward, Supreme Court Rules

    A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court’s four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, California-based Apple to end the lawsuit over the 30% commission the company charges software developers whose more than...

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