Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee’s paper trail might color confirmation

WASHINGTON — The paper chase is on. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush’s library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. The trail of documents is extensive as Kavanaugh spent five years in the Bush White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee’s paper trail might color confirmation

WASHINGTON | Millions from anonymous donors to influence Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON — Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as Republicans and Democrats undertake a bruising battle for ideological control of the nation’s loftiest tribunal. Even before Trump’s announcement Monday that he had picked Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, advocacy groups had … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Millions from anonymous donors to influence Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

WASHINGTON  — Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless. The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., where he spent an hour … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill, Dems warn of rightward tilt

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative appellate court judge President Donald Trump chose to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, met separately with Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill, Dems warn of rightward tilt

WASHINGTON | Trump sought ‘the best’ in hunt for Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON — In calls from the Oval Office, from Air Force One, and from his New Jersey golf club, President Donald Trump returned over and over to the same question as he mulled his next Supreme Court nomination: “Who’s the best here?” His final answer was hardly a surprise: Trump landed on the person who … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump sought ‘the best’ in hunt for Supreme Court nominee

New York Political News: Political Statement From A.G. Underwood On Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh To SCOTUS

ALBANY, NY – “The Supreme Court has the potential to move us toward a more just and equitable society — and it’s been an honor to be a part of that effort at various points in my career, including while clerking for Justice Thurgood Marshall and serving as U.S. Solicitor General. Yet it appears that … Continue reading New York Political News: Political Statement From A.G. Underwood On Nomination Of Brett Kavanaugh To SCOTUS

MORRISTOWN, N.J. | Trump to move quickly on Supreme Court nominee

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Powering forward with a decision that could reshape the Supreme Court for decades, President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his choice to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9. He added that two women are among his top candidates for the job. The president, who spoke aboard Air Force … Continue reading MORRISTOWN, N.J. | Trump to move quickly on Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON  | Battle lines already being drawn on Kennedy’s successor

WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elections. All sides quickly mobilized Wednesday after Kennedy — a singular voice on the court whose votes … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Battle lines already being drawn on Kennedy’s successor