Live updates Supreme Court hears challenge to N.Y. gun law
Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett are seen as pivotal to the outcome of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which seeks to answer to what extent Americans have a constitutional right to carry concealed firearms outside the home and in public places.washingtonpost.com
McConnell says it's 'highly unlikely' he'd fill Biden SCOTUS vacancy in 2024 if GOP retakes Senate
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says it would be “highly unlikely” that he’d allow President Biden to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 if Republicans were to take control of the chamber.news.yahoo.com
McConnell: "Highly unlikely" he would allow Biden to fill Supreme Court vacancy in 2024
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday that it is "highly unlikely" a Supreme Court nominee picked by Biden would be confirmed in 2024 if Republicans take control of the Senate.Why it matters: A record number of judges, plus three Supreme Court justices, were confirmed under Trump. Democrats have pledged to "restore the balance" of the courts.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What they're saying: Hewitt askednews.yahoo.com
Australian judge upholds temporary ban on Indian travel
An Australian judge on Monday rejected a challenge to a temporary COVID-19 ban on citizens returning from India. The government imposed the Indian travel ban on April 30 to relieve pressure on quarantine facilities for returned international travelers. The ban will be lifted on Friday when a government-chartered plane is expected to repatriate 150 of the 9,000 Australians in India who want to come home.news.yahoo.com
Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court
President Joe Biden has ordered a study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, creating a commission that will spend the next 180 days examining the incendiary political issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for its justices.
Breyer mum as some liberals urge him to quit Supreme Court
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – Forgive progressives who aren't looking forward to the sequel of their personal “Nightmare on First Street," a Supreme Court succession story. Other liberal voices have said Breyer should retire when the court finishes its work for the term, usually by early summer. Among the names being circulated are California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs. Breyer's departure wouldn't do anything to change the conservatives' 6-3 edge on the Supreme Court.
Biden getting 1st shot at making mark on federal judiciary
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington. Barring an improbable expansion of the Supreme Court, Biden won’t be able to do anything about the high court’s entrenched conservative majority any time soon. That’s because Republicans who controlled the Senate in the final two years of the Obama White House confirmed relatively few judges. Biden already has pledged to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court if a seat opens up. But some Republicans and conservative groups are wary about what Democrats might try to do now that they control Congress and the White House.
Garland vows sharp focus on Capitol riot as attorney general
Judge Merrick Garland, nominee to be Attorney General, is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. That is what I intend to do as the attorney general," Garland said. Garland said his first briefing as attorney general would be focused on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Other backers include two sons of former Attorney General Edward Levi. “There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general — and the occupant of that post — have mattered more,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate Judiciary chairman.
Snubbed as Obama high court pick, Garland in line to be AG
The once-snubbed Supreme Court pick will finally come before the Senate, this time as President Joe Biden's choice for attorney general. Now, the once-snubbed Supreme Court pick will finally come before the Senate, this time as President Joe Biden's choice for attorney general. Garland's high court nomination by President Barack Obama in 2016 died because the Republican-controlled Senate refused to hold a hearing. The Justice Department on late Saturday released a copy of Garland’s opening statement. Graham said in a tweet that Garland would be a “sound choice” to lead the Justice Department.
Biden introduces Merrick Garland as attorney general pick
Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. If confirmed by the Senate, which is likely, Garland would take over as the U.S. attorney general at a critical moment for the country and the agency. His confirmation prospects as attorney general were all but ensured when Democrats scored control of the Senate majority by winning both Georgia Senate seats. Biden also introduced three others for senior Justice Department leadership posts on Thursday, including Obama administration homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco as deputy attorney general and former Justice Department civil rights chief Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, the No. Garland was selected over other finalists including former Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
Trump's impact on courts likely to last long beyond his term
President Donald Trumps deep imprint on the federal courts is a rare point of agreement about the president across the political spectrum. The three Supreme Court picks could still be on the court at the 21st century’s midpoint, 30 years from now. In Trump’s first two years, they pushed through 30 appellate court judges and 53 district court nominees. “You know, when I got in, we had over 100 federal judges that weren’t appointed," he said. That nominee was Stephen Breyer, now a Supreme Court justice.
Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland
WASHINGTON – Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the leading contenders to be nominated as President-elect Joe Biden’s attorney general, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Biden's thinking was described by people with knowledge of the presidential transition's internal thinking who were not authorized to speak publicly. Jones, who is white, has had a long-standing personal relationship with Biden dating back to Biden’s first presidential campaign in 1988. Jones would not comment Tuesday on the possibility of a nomination as attorney general. The Biden team has also been considering a number of other potential candidates for the post, including former Justice Department official Lisa Monaco.
Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump's third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary. Democratic senators emptied their side, heeding party leadership's advice to not linger in the chamber. While two Democratic senators voted to confirm Barrett in 2017 after Trump nominated the Notre Dame Law School professor to the appellate court, none voted to confirm her to the high court. No other Supreme Court justice has been confirmed on a recorded vote with no support from the minority party in at least 150 years, according to information provided by the Senate Historical Office.
Senate expected to confirm SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett today
Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election. Republicans are excited by the chance to install a third Trump justice on the court, locking in a conservative majority for years to come. "The Senate is doing the right thing," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, vowing to install Barrett to the court by Monday. Now the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett is Collins, who faces a tight reelection in Maine. Two Democrats joined at that time to confirm her, but none is expected to vote for her in the days ahead.
Murkowski's nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court
Barrett's nomination already appeared to have enough votes for confirmation from Senate Republicans who hold the majority in the chamber. But the minority party has no realistic chance of stopping Barrett’s confirmation, which is set to lock a 6-3 conservative court majority for years to come. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., noted the political rancor, but defended his handling of the process. Majority Republicans turned aside those efforts and kept Barrett's confirmation on track. With a 53-47 GOP majority, Barrett’s confirmation is almost certain.
Senate GOP marches ahead on Barrett over Democrats' blockade
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York warned Republicans that they were making a “colossal and historic mistake.”Republicans appeared unmoved. In a lengthy speech, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Barrett as an “extraordinary” nominee and defended her quick confirmation. With a 53-47 GOP majority, Barrett’s confirmation is almost certain. That rate outpaces Graham’s third-quarter total of $28 million, which his campaign said represented the largest amount ever raised by any Republican Senate candidate in a single quarter, in any state. In trying to derail or at least slow Barrett's confirmation, Democrats argue the winner of the presidential election should decide who replaces Ginsburg.
With a hug, Feinstein draws liberal critics at court hearing
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., shakes hands with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., at the close of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. “This has been one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in,” Feinstein said at the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Brian Fallon, the executive director of Demand Justice, which opposes conservative nominees to the courts. Trump has been able to install more than 200 judges on the federal bench and is now poised to seat his third justice on the Supreme Court. “Judiciary Committee Democrats had one goal this week: to show what’s at stake under a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court — and we did that,” Feinstein said.
GOP pushes Barrett toward court as Democrats decry 'sham'
Relying on a slim Senate majority, Trump's Republicans are poised to lock a 6-3 conservative court majority for years to come. A former Notre Dame Law School professor, Barrett would be the only one of her Supreme Court colleagues not groomed in the Ivy League. But Barrett is the most open opponent of abortion nominated to the Supreme Court in decades. Others testifying Thursday included Laura Wolk, the first blind woman to be a law clerk for the Supreme Court, who told senators that Barrett’s encouragement and support were life-changing. “Her brilliance is matched only by her compassion,” said Wolk, who also spent a year as a law clerk for Barrett.
Barrett keeps Democrats, Trump at bay in Senate hearing
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)WASHINGTON – Over and over, Amy Coney Barrett said she’d be her own judge if confirmed to the Supreme Court. Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court to take the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems inevitable, as even some Senate Democrats acknowledged in Senate hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday. She called the Voting Rights Act a “triumph in the civil rights movement,” without discussing the specifics of the earlier challenge to it. The health care debate has been central to the week’s hearings, as Americans struggle during the pandemic, leading to a sharp exchange among senators at one point.
Barrett hearing turns to discussion of few high court cases
WASHINGTON – Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday quickly turned to discussion of a few notable high court cases, including key decisions on abortion and gun rights. One of the cases is coming to the Supreme Court while others were decided years ago. Barrett is the most openly anti-abortion nominee to the Supreme Court in decades. CALIFORNIA v. TEXASThe Supreme Court will hear this case on Nov. 10, a week after the election. The Supreme Court upheld key parts of the law in the two earlier cases.
The Latest: Day 2 of Barrett confirmation hearings wraps
(Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local):8:20 p.m. The second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is finished after nearly 12 hours. __HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BARRETT HEARINGS:Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has spent a long day batting back Democrats’ tough questioning as her Senate confirmation hearings continue. ___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION HEARINGS:Barrett is facing senators’ questions during a second day of confirmation hearings. President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court made the comments at her Senate confirmation hearings on Tuesday, three weeks before Election Day.
Barrett bats away tough Democratic confirmation probing
“I think Amy’s doing incredibly well,” he said at the White House departing for a campaign rally. Allowing Trump to fill the seat with Barrett “poses a threat to safe and legal abortion in our country," Harris said. Democrats warn that she would be a vote to undo the law and strip health coverage from millions of Americans. "I'm not hostile to the ACA,” Barrett told the senators. “You would not be getting Justice Scalia, you would be getting Justice Barrett,” she declared.
The Latest: Senate panel schedules 1st Barrett vote Thursday
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local):5:50 p.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee has wrapped up the first of four days of planned Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. She warned it’s not just health care that is at risk if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed. Sen. Michael Lee was present for the start of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Monday for Barrett. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham opened the hearing by defending holding the hearing so close to the presidential election.
LIVE: Confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett
LIVE: Confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney BarrettPublished: October 12, 2020, 8:45 amOpening day of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Barrett vows to interpret laws ‘as they are written’
Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut was among several Democrats demanding that Barrett pledge not to take part in any election case. “Health care coverage for millions of Americans is at stake with this nomination,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the committee’s senior Democrat. Among Republicans, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, dismissed warnings Barrett will undo the law as “outrageous.”Trump himself seemed to be watching, tweeting several times about the hearing. In one message, he tweeted that he’d have a “FAR BETTER” health care plan, with lower costs and protections for preexisting conditions. But he has not, as yet, discussed an actual health care plan.
Amy Coney Barrett emphasizes her family in confirmation hearing opening statement
U.S. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 30, 2020. Judge Amy Coney Barrett will focus on her family in the opening statement of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings set to begin on Monday, according to prepared remarks obtained by NBC News. The 48-year-old will say that becoming a Supreme Court justice was "not a position I had sought out, and I thought carefully before accepting." "I believe Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written." Barrett will also use the speech to praise Ginsburg, saying she was "nominated to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat, but no one will ever take her place.cnbc.com
Barrett to senators: Courts 'should not try' to make policy
WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will tell senators that courts “should not try” to make policy, leaving those decisions to the political branches of government, according to opening remarks for her confirmation hearing obtained Sunday by The Associated Press. “I have been nominated to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat, but no one will ever take her place,” Barrett will tell the committee, according to her opening remarks. Barrett would be Trump's third Supreme Court justice. The country will get an extended look at Barrett over three days, beginning with her opening statement late Monday and hours of questioning Tuesday and Wednesday. No Supreme Court has ever been confirmed so close to a presidential election.
A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on the 7th U.S. In July, the Supreme Court threw out the panel's ruling and ordered a new look at the case. Supreme Court abortion decisions "hold that, until a fetus is viable, a woman is entitled to decide whether to bear a child. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, then serving as a federal appeals court judge in Washington, D.C, said one utterance was enough. In short, the case law demonstrates that a single, sufficiently severe incident may create a hostile work environment actionable” under federal anti-discrimination laws.
Precedent, recusal, Roe: A court nomination viewer's guide
Lawmakers know the public is watching, but as the hearing gets going and lawmakers seek to probe the nominee’s views, they often slip into using legal jargon and refer to past Supreme Court cases in shorthand. Barrett is the most open anti-abortion nominee to the Supreme Court in decades. ___CHEVRON DEFERENCEA 1984 Supreme Court ruling, in a case involving the Chevron oil company, says that when laws aren’t crystal clear, federal agencies should be allowed to fill in the details. But a growing conservative legal movement has questioned the Chevron decision. If a future Supreme Court were to limit the Chevron ruling, it would mark a big change in the law that would potentially make it harder to sustain governmental regulations.
Five things to know about court nominee Amy Coney Barrett
In this Oct. 1, 2020, photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, meets with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., at the Capitol in Washington. Confirmation hearings begin Monday for President Donald Trumps Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. If confirmed, the 48-year-old appeals court judge would fill the seat of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON – Confirmation hearings begin Monday for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. If confirmed, the 48-year-old appeals court judge would fill the seat of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month.
Biden, Harris dodge questions about Supreme Court expansion
PHOENIX – There are few topics that Joe Biden isn't willing to opine on — except the Supreme Court. The debate is likely to intensify next week when Senate Republicans start confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. The progressive movement clamoring for a larger Supreme Court also wants a single-payer health insurance system, tuition-free college for all Americans and a complete phase-out of fossil fuels. “They’re denying the American people the one shot they have, under constitutional law, to be able have their input” by electing a president, Biden said. As Judiciary chair in 1987, he presided over a hearing and vote that ended with conservative luminary Robert Bork being denied a Supreme Court seat.
Scalia 'heir' Barrett may be open to reversing Roe v. Wade
She has never said publicly she would overturn Roe, or other precedents expanding abortion rights. To buttress her legal analyses, she nearly always brought up Scalia, for whom she clerked in the late 1990s. Scalia, who like Barrett was a Catholic, said the Constitution leaves the question up to the states. “What Roe v. Wade said was that no state can prohibit it,” he said. Jamal Greene, a professor at New York’s Columbia Law School, said Barrett could stop short of shooting down Roe v. Wade and other abortion-rights precedents — and still end up gutting them.
Remember when Amy Barrett spoke at Jacksonville University?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Years before Amy Coney Barrett became a Supreme Court nominee, she taught law at the University of Notre Dame. While a law professor, she spent time on the lecture circuit, delivering remarks at public and private engagements, including a 2016 visit to Jacksonville University as part of its Hesburgh Lecture Series. During the lecture, which was based on the impact of the presidential election on the U.S. Supreme Court, Barrett discussed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked, among other topics. “I mean, we shouldn’t be putting people on the court that share our policy preferences,” Barrett said. “We should we putting people on the court who want to apply the Constitution.”View the complete remarks below:
Sen. Ted Cruz: GOP will protect Americans with preexisting conditions if Obamacare struck down
Republicans will protect Americans who have preexisting conditions, even if the Supreme Court rules the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, Sen. Ted Cruz told CNBC on Monday. Cruz, a Republican from Texas, said on "Squawk Box" he is not sure how the Supreme Court would rule in the upcoming case. "What they're talking about is what they think politically resonates, but 100 out of 100 senators agree we're going to protect preexisting conditions regardless of what happens with Obamacare." In the text of Trump's order, it contends the Affordable Care Act was "flawed from its inception and should be struck down." A recent poll from The New York Times and Siena College found 57% of Americans support the Affordable Care Act while 38% oppose it.cnbc.com
Barrett could be Ginsburg's polar opposite on Supreme Court
Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court. Barrett has been critical of Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act, which is again facing a constitutional challenge at the Supreme Court. Barrett had the chance to serve as a Supreme Court clerk. Barrett’s ascension to the Supreme Court could give gun rights advocates the vote they need to bring the issue back to the court in the near future.
On guns, abortion, high court could become more conservative
FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo the columns of the Supreme Court are seen with the Capitol at right, in Washington. But if Trump fills Ginsburg's seat, there will be six conservative justices, three of them appointed by him. A more conservative court might be seen as more sympathetic to striking down the Affordable Care Act, but the court might still choose not to. Earlier this year, a divided Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights. ___GUNSThe Supreme Court has for years been reluctant to take on new guns cases, but that could change under a more conservative court.
Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court
Judge Amy Coney Barrett applauds as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick. Trump, meanwhile, is hoping the nomination will galvanize his supporters as he looks to fend off Democrat Joe Biden. “We don’t have to do it before, but I think this will be done before the election," Trump told reporters Saturday. “I think this will end up in the Supreme Court,” Trump said Wednesday of the election.
Amy Coney Barrett pays homage to conservative mentor Antonin Scalia — 'His judicial philosophy is mine too'
Barrett paid homage to Scalia, praising the late justice as her mentor. Scalia led the conservative wing of the high court before his death in 2016 and was a frequent target of liberal ire. A former Notre Dame law professor, Barrett drew clear comparisons between her approach to the law and Scalia's, saying "his judicial philosophy is mine too." Barrett also praised the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose vacant seat she will fill if confirmed by the Senate. Barrett is a conservative 48-year-old federal appeals court judge widely favored by social conservatives and the religious right.cnbc.com
How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years
Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. First among them was the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Scalia, but they also dug deeper. Months later, in the fall of 2017, Trump set about updating his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. Trump and McGahn set about elevating Barrett's profile for the next opening on the high court –- with Trump telling some aides he was “saving” her for Ginsburg's seat. “I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court,” she said.
GOP invests $10M in boosting Trump with Barrett confirmation
Supporters of President Donald Trump arrive by bus for a Trump campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee is putting Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation fight front and center with voters just weeks before Election Day. The confirmation battle will be featured in a new $10 million RNC digital ad campaign to encourage battleground state voters to return vote-by-mail ballots or go to the polls. The national party, in concert with President Donald Trump's campaign, is planning local events and protests across the country to support Barrett’s confirmation as well. The RNC on Saturday unveiled a website, ConfirmBarrett.com, to allow supporters to contact lawmakers to urge them to put Barrett on the court. It also anticipates trying to fundraise off the confirmation fight, including Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris' position on the Senate Judiciary committee.
Bio highlights of Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's high court pick
This image provided by Rachel Malehorn shows Judge Amy Coney Barrett in Milwaukee, on Aug. 24, 2018. (Rachel Malehorn, rachelmalehorn.smugmug.com, via AP)WASHINGTON – Here’s a bio box on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Amy Coney Barrett, age 48- A judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominated by President Donald Trump in 2017 and considered once before by Trump for a high court seat; her three-year judicial record shows a clear and consistent conservative bent. - A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and Rhodes College who has taught law at Notre Dame, worked for a Washington law firm and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. - A devout Catholic mother of seven and Louisiana native born in 1972, she would be the youngest justice on the current court if confirmed.
The Latest: Graham: Court vote could be week before election
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON – The Latest on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court (all times local):9:50 p.m.Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham says he hopes his committee will approve Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court by the week of Oct. 26, setting up a final confirmation vote on the Senate floor one week before the Nov. 3 presidential election. ____7:35 p.m.President Donald Trump says he thinks Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be confirmed to the Supreme Court before Election Day on Nov. 3. ___6:30 p.m.No Democratic senators are expected to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court ahead of the Nov. 3 election, even though some did support her in 2017 for the federal appeals court. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, the week of Oct. 12. ___4:05 p.m.An airplane believed to be carrying likely Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and her family has arrived at Joint Base Andrews.
Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee, is Scalia's heir
Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)CHICAGO – Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president’s choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia. President Donald Trump nominated the 48-year-old federal court appellate judge from South Bend, Indiana, at a Rose Garden press conference Saturday. Barrett has been a federal judge since 2017, when Trump nominated her to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Barrett twice joined dissenting opinions asking for abortion-related decisions to be thrown out and reheard by the full court.
AP Explains: What's next for Trump's Supreme Court pick?
The Senate is ready to move quickly on a Supreme Court nominee. A confirmation vote so close to a presidential election would be unprecedented, creating significant political risk and uncertainty for both parties. Collins has said the next president should fill the court seat, and she will vote “no” on Trump’s nominee on principle. No matter what happens in this year’s election, Republicans are still expected to be in charge of the Senate during that period. DIDN’T MCCONNELL SAY IN 2016 THAT THE SENATE SHOULDN’T HOLD SUPREME COURT VOTES IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR?
President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
President Donald Trump walks along the Colonnadewith Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a news conference to announce Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick. Trump, meanwhile, is hoping the nomination will galvanize his supporters as he looks to fend off Democrat Joe Biden. “We don’t have to do it before, but I think this will be done before the election," Trump told reporters Saturday. “I think this will end up in the Supreme Court,” Trump said Wednesday of the election.
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, setting up election year confirmation battle
Barrett is a 48-year-old federal appeals court judge favored by social conservatives and the religious right. "If President Trump has his way, complications from COVID-19, like lung scarring and heart damage, could become the next deniable pre-existing condition," Biden said. The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative organization, announced it had launched a seven-figure television and digital ad buy in favor of Barrett's confirmation. He has kept that promise and I look forward to supporting Judge Barrett's confirmation," JCN president Carrie Severino said in a statement. During Barrett's confirmation hearing in September of 2016, Feinstein said she had concerns related to past statements about religion.cnbc.com
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish was not to be 'replaced' until there's a new president
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen as she presents the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inaugural Woman of Leadership Award to Agnes Gund at The Library of Congress on February 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Just days before her death Friday evening, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that her "most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," according to an NPR report. Her death comes less than seven weeks before the 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," McConnell said in 2016.cnbc.com
Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 60 Minutes in 2008
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who served longer than any woman, championing a liberal stance on issues dividing the nation, has died, the Supreme Court said on Friday. In 2008, Justice Ginsburg appeared on the broadcast as part of a profile Lesley Stahl reported on fellow Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. She talked about the ways the Supreme Court justices worked together, in spite of their different ideologies. She also spoke fondly of her friendship with the late Scalia, whom she would sometimes call with writing advice. Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993.cbsnews.com
Labor secretary: Most states distributing $600-per-week federal aid on top of state jobless benefits
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia told CNBC on Friday that the federal government is helping states deal with the crush of Americans filing for unemployment insurance and the guidelines for paying out an additional federal coronavirus stipend. "About two-thirds of the states are now making those payments," Scalia said. Scalia, son of late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, said the federal government is providing resources to the states, some of which have decades-old computer systems. In just a month, 22 million workers have filed first-time jobless claims, including more than 5.2 million last week alone. The U.S. economy is close to wiping out all the jobs created in the 10 years since the Great Recession.cnbc.com
What do we know about Obama's Supreme Court pick?
President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland as the nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. What do we know about Judge Garland? CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford, CBSN political contributor Leslie Sanchez, Democratic Strategist Lynda Tran, and senior fellow at the Cato Institute Ilya Shapiro join CBSN with more details on the president's pick.cbsnews.com
President Obama introduces Merrick Garland as Supreme Court nominee
President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Garland, 63, is the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Obama introduced Garland in a White House Rose Garden ceremony.cbsnews.com
Supreme Court justices begin hearing cases after Scalia's death
The Supreme Court returns to work Monday for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Thousands of mourners gathered in Washington Saturday for his funeral. The justices will hear oral arguments without Scalia for the first time, as none of the eight remaining justices have served without him. Jan Crawford reports.cbsnews.com
Justice Antonin Scalia's body lies in repose at the Supreme Court
Watch: Justice Antonin Scalia's casket arrives at the Supreme Court, while son Paul reads a prayer as his body lies in repose. CBS contributor Bob Schieffer joins CBSN's Anne-Marie Green and Meg Oliver with more on the ceremony honoring Scalia.cbsnews.com
Justice Scalia to lie in repose at Supreme Court
Official ceremonies to honor Justice Antonin Scalia begin Friday morning in Washington. Scalia's casket will be taken to the Supreme Court to lie in repose before his funeral mass Saturday. The 79-year-old justice was found dead last Saturday at a West Texas ranch. Jan Crawford reports.cbsnews.com
Obama criticized over decision to skip Scalia's funeral
A CBS News poll shows Americans are split over the president’s plan to nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Forty-seven percent in our poll say the president should choose a nominee this year and 46 percent say the next president should make the decision. A spokesman says President Obama will not go to a funeral mass for the late justice. Vice President Joe Biden will attend. Margaret Brennan reports.cbsnews.com
Conspiracy theories suggest Antonin Scalia didn't die from natural causes
Days after the sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama is taking his time to nominate a replacement. At the same time, some high-profile figures have suggested Scalia's death may be a murder. Scalia was found with a pillow over his face, and there will be no autopsy. Republican front-runner Donald Trump has stated multiple times that Scalia's death was foul play. With more on Scalia's replacement and death, CBS News' Jan Crawford joins CBSN from the Supreme Court.cbsnews.com
Questions, conspiracy theories surround Scalia's death
Donald Trump is talking about conspiracy theories that claim Justice Antonin Scalia may have died of foul play. Texas authorities did not do an autopsy after Scalia's body was found. Confusion and lingering questions led to some wild speculation about the venerated justice’s, but the owner of the ranch where Scalia died tried to clarify his comments about how he saw “a pillow over his head.” Jan Crawford reports.cbsnews.com
Obama slams Senate GOP over Supreme Court nominee battle
Senate Republicans vow to reject whomever President Obama recommends to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who died Saturday. But the president is telling senators to "do their job" and keep an open mind on his next nominee. Scalia's funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Washington. Jan Crawford reports on the battle over filling the justice’s seat.cbsnews.com
2/15: Scalia's death hits Supreme Court at pivotal time; Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lasting friendship
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia drops the court down to eight members as several controversial cases come up on the docket; Despite distinctly different politics, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg maintained a very close friendship.cbsnews.com
Scalia's replacement, the Grammys, and Eliot Spitzer's latest accusation: #CBSN10 trending stories
President Obama will nominate Antonin Scalia's replacement on the Supreme Court, tonight's Grammys are music's biggest night, and former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is allegedly being investigated for assault. Those stories and more trending on CBSNews.comcbsnews.com
Who might the Senate let Obama replace Antonin Scalia with?
After the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, there's been a growing fight over his replacement. President Barack Obama needs the Senate's approval to elect a nominee on the Supreme Court. His choice could shift the conservative balance in the court; however, many Republicans vow to block Obama's pick, no matter who that may be. With more, CBS News' Jan Crawford joins CBSN.cbsnews.com
Justice Antonin Scalia: "I can't be a consensus builder"
Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the most important conservatives in Supreme Court history. His view of the law sometimes put him outside the mainstream. In 2012, Charlie Rose spoke to Scalia on his PBS program about the justice's judicial approach and legacy.cbsnews.com
How the Supreme Court may shift after Justice Scalia's death
Attorney David Boies argued several cases before Justice Antonin Scalia and the U.S. Supreme Court. Boies successfully fought against Proposition 8, California's attempt to ban same-sex marriage. He also represented Vice President Al Gore during the 2000 election recount. Boies joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how Scalia differed from the other justices and how his death will impact the pending cases before the Supreme Court.cbsnews.com
Justice Scalia on writing his opinions, colleagues' impact
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his sharp mind and often sharper critiques. A recent example was last year’s dissent in a case upholding Obamacare. Scalia wrote that an interpretation of federal and state exchanges was “jiggery-pokery,” and he called one element of the majority’s opinion “pure applesauce.” In 2008, Scalia spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose on his PBS program about how his colleagues viewed his style.cbsnews.com
Impact of Scalia's death on pending Supreme Court cases
Jan Crawford, who has covered the Supreme Court for more than 20 years, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death on pending policy issues before the Supreme Court as well as the hurdle President Obama faces with the GOP Senate leaders vowing to block a justice appointment.cbsnews.com
Obama to announce Supreme Court nominee "in due time"
President Obama is in California to host a summit meeting with Asian leaders. But that event is being overshadowed by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death Saturday, and the political fight that is sure to come when the president chooses a replacement. Margaret Brennan reports.cbsnews.com
Justice Scalia's lasting impact on Supreme Court
The flags outside of the Supreme Court are flying at half staff in honor of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. The 79-year-old legal titant died Saturday while vacationing at a ranch in west Texas. Scalia was known for his sharp intellect and tongue as well as his strong line of questioning. His sudden death leaves the court split between four conservatives and four liberals. Jan Crawford reports.cbsnews.com
Justice Antonin Scalia's death sparks political turmoil
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes yesterday while vacationing with friends at a Texas ranch. Flags are at half staff across the nation in his honor, but the politicking over his passing has already begun. Jan Crawford has a look at Scalia’s career and the politcal battle brewing.cbsnews.com
2/14: Justice Antonin Scalia's death sparks political turmoil; At the toy convention, old is new again
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes yesterday while vacationing with friends at a Texas ranch; Jamie Yuccas visited the New York Toy Fair to find out what kids are into these days.cbsnews.com
Rubio "wins" S.C. debate, bitter cold on East Coast, and more: #CBSN10 trending stories
Marco Rubio was considered the winner in last night's GOP debate, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies, and the East Coast experiences deadly cold weather. Those stories and more trending on CBSNews.com.cbsnews.com
Who will be Antonin Scalia's successor?
After the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama must pick his replacement. The president's decision is an opportunity to make a big statement, but the Senate must approve. With more, Editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review Ilya Shapiro joins CBSN.cbsnews.com
Sen. Marco Rubio on a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio declared on “Face the Nation,” that if President Barack Obama decides to nominate a new justice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate will not move forward. Rubio also told host John Dickerson that as president he would nominate someone that has, “a consistent and proving record of interpreting the Constitution as initially meant.”cbsnews.com
Full interview: Marco Rubio, February 14
Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sits down with CBS’ “Face the Nation” to discuss his debate performance in South Carolina, the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and his prospects in future primary battles. The interview aired February 14, 2016.cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, February 14
“Face the Nation” brings you the latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the 2016 campaign, just hours after CBS’ Republican debate in South Carolina. GOP candidates Donald Trump and Marco Rubio join the show, along with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and other guests.cbsnews.com