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Diversity Among Federal Judges Sought by Congressional Panel
Judiciary
Diversity Among Federal Judges Sought by Congressional Panel
2021-07-12 20:22:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Legal experts who testified to Congress Monday gave qualified support to President Joe Biden’s plan to make the federal judiciary more diversified. They said a judiciary that looks like the rest of America’s population was more likely to... Read More

First Slate of Biden Judicial Nominees is Diversity Personified
Courts
First Slate of Biden Judicial Nominees is Diversity Personified
2021-03-30 20:09:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden’s first slate of judicial nominees is a marked departure from the mostly white and mostly male picks of the Trump years. In all, Biden named 11 individuals he’d like to see on the bench, 10... Read More

Supreme Court Vote Tears at Judiciary Committee Relationships
U.S. Senate
Supreme Court Vote Tears at Judiciary Committee Relationships

WASHINGTON — The Senate's escalating partisan tug-of-war over judicial confirmations has frayed relationships in the chamber for decades, but Thursday's committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett threatens to sever the rope. The vote is expected to unfold as it did for previous judicial nominees... Read More

What They Are Saying about Amy Coney Barrett and the Future of the Supreme Court
Supreme Court
What They Are Saying about Amy Coney Barrett and the Future of the Supreme Court
2020-09-27 16:39:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon, capping a dramatic first-term reshaping of the federal judiciary that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort. Barrett,... Read More

Senators Urge McConnell Not To Hold Floor Vote on ‘Partisan’ Fifth Circuit Nominee
Judiciary
Senators Urge McConnell Not To Hold Floor Vote on ‘Partisan’ Fifth Circuit Nominee
2020-06-24 14:03:38
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A group of influential Democratic Senators are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deny a confirmation vote of President Donald Trump’s nominee for a vacant United States appeals court seat. The legislators appealed to McConnell in a letter... Read More

McConnell Protégé Justin Walker Confirmed to Powerful DC Circuit Court
Judiciary
McConnell Protégé Justin Walker Confirmed to Powerful DC Circuit Court

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 51-42 to confirm Justin Walker, a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky for less than one year but a protege of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for a seat... Read More

McConnell’s Push to Confirm Judges May Mean Another Tradition Is Dead
Judiciary
McConnell’s Push to Confirm Judges May Mean Another Tradition Is Dead

WASHINGTON — A ghost from the old Senate that haunts the chamber’s judicial confirmation fights seems to be disappearing from the floor this year — and might be fading away for good. At about this time during presidential election years,... Read More

Senate Told That Fraudsters Prey on Pandemic Victims
In The News
Senate Told That Fraudsters Prey on Pandemic Victims
2020-06-10 17:47:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials pledged a vigorous crackdown Tuesday during a Senate hearing on fraudsters who are trying to make easy money off vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. They accused con artists of selling fake vaccines and... Read More

Nadler Seeks to Punish Barr for Not Testifying
Congress
Nadler Seeks to Punish Barr for Not Testifying

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee squared off against Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday to counter what Democrats say is continued defiance of Congress for refusing to testify at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced that... Read More

Ginsburg Laments Increasingly Partisan Nature of Judicial Confirmations
Supreme Court
Ginsburg Laments Increasingly Partisan Nature of Judicial Confirmations
2019-09-10 16:57:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the latest of a series of public appearances since her recent bout with cancer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented the increasingly partisan nature of judicial confirmations. "Things have changed, and it shows up on... Read More

Senate Panel Approves Judge Over Objections by California Lawmakers
Judiciary
Senate Panel Approves Judge Over Objections by California Lawmakers

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday on party lines to support a controversial nominee to the California-based federal appeals court, overriding the objections of the state’s two senators. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kamala Harris, both Democrats, argued... Read More

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