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  • Senate panel reaches tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 5:40:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has reportedly reached a tentative agreement for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to testify next week. The deal, struck hours after Ford's lawyer responded to an early afternoon deadline saying that she would testify before the panel, would have her testify on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The person briefed on talks between the Judiciary Committee and Ford's lawyers told the AP that talks would continue into Sunday. Tweet: Nicholas Fanos: NEW: Per multiple sources familiar, lawyers for Blasey Ford, Grassley and Feinstein have tentatively agreed to...
  • Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respon

    09/21/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21,2018 | Alex Pappas
    Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” In a statement released Friday evening, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a response to 10 p.m. If there's no response, or a rejection of the offer, Grassley said in a statement, the committe may set a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Monday. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening," Grassley said. "I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr....
  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...
  • Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

    09/20/2018 9:39:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Kitco News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Reuters
    Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration. These 13 courts wield considerable power, usually providing the last word on rulings appealed from lower courts on disputes involving federal law. Their rulings can be challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court, but most such appeals are turned away because the top court typically hears fewer than 100 cases annually. Eleven of the courts handle cases from specific multi-state regions, one handles cases...
  • SCOTUS | Ranking Member Refuses to Disclose Secret Allegations Even After Dr. Ford Goes Public

    09/19/2018 7:09:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    senate.gov ^ | September 19, 2018 | Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today made a formal request for a copy of the letter Ranking Member Feinstein received in July alleging misconduct by Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a teenager.  While Feinstein eventually referred the letter to the FBI last week, which was then redacted and added to Judge Kavanaugh’s background file, committee Republicans have not yet been able to access an unredacted version of the letter.  “My staff has made repeated requests for this document-which has become a significant piece of evidence in Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process-but your staff has so far refused to...
  • Third Person that Kavanaugh Accuser Claims Was at Party Denies Incident

    09/19/2018 7:18:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 148 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Ian Mason
    A third high school student Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford claimed attended a party more than 35 years ago where the future Judge Kavanaugh attacked her denied any memory of the alleged incident in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reported Tuesday. CNN obtained a letter from Patrick J. Smyth, a Georgetown Prep alum who graduated in Kavanaugh’s class, to Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The letter was penned after Ford apparently identified Smyth as “PJ” – another teenager who was one of around five people at a drunken gathering...
  • Sessions Welcomes 44 New US Immigration Judges

    09/10/2018 12:48:31 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 17 replies
    VOA News ^ | 9/10/18 | unknown
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions welcomed 44 new immigration judges, the largest class of immigration judges in U.S. history according to the Justice Department. The event took place as the Trump administration struggles to reunite families separated at the border after its "zero tolerance policy" resulted in unprecedented numbers of immigration cases waiting to be heard. The decision to detain children separately as their parents await trial has left about 400 children still separated from their families, according to a court filing — 45 days after a court-mandated deadline for the government to reunite them. There are more than 700,000...
  • Why Civility In Politics Won't Be Getting Better

    09/08/2018 10:39:15 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 3, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Politicians at Senator McCain’s funeral were bemoaning the loss of civility in politics, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing this week for the Supreme Court surely promises to prove that. There definitely has been a decline in political civility in recent years. Some say it started with Robert Bork’s 1987 Supreme Court confirmation battle.
  • Ben Sasse Conducts a Two-Minute Master Class in American Civics....(Stunning!)

    09/04/2018 8:26:54 PM PDT · by caww · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/4/2018 | DAVID FRENCH
    (Senator Ben Sasse Schools the Senate Judiciary Committee on the role of the Judiciary in the American constitutional republic..) Sasse describes the “elegant and fair process” the Founders created, a system in which Congress makes law, the executive humbly enforces the law, and the judiciary applies “written laws to facts and cases that are actually before it.” And in this process the key question is “not what did Brett Kavanaugh think eleven years ago on some policy matter. The question before us is whether or not he has the temperament and the character to take his policy views and political...
  • CNN’s Baldwin Misleads Viewers, Tees Up Dean to Trash Kavanaugh

    09/04/2018 6:15:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 4, 2018 | Curtis Houk
    Pulling away from the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing to spend two segments hyperventilating over Bob Woodward’s upcoming book on the Trump White House, CNN Newsroom afternoon host Brooke Baldwin gave CNN contributor and anti-Trumper John Dean the floor to slam Kavanaugh.  In addition, Baldwin misled viewers by not only just footnoting that Dean will testify later this week at Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, but did not mention how he would be doing it as a witness on behalf of Senate Democrats to thwart Kavanaugh’s chances of reaching the Supreme Court.CNN’s Baldwin Tees Up Dean to Trash Kavanaugh, Mislead Viewers   Baldwin...
  • Democrats’ last shot at stopping Trump’s Supreme Court pick

    09/03/2018 11:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 3, 2018 | Adam Cancryn
    The long-shot path to killing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination runs through the heart of the American health care system — and right into the November midterm elections. Senate Democrats prepping for this week’s marathon confirmation hearings are zeroing in on the health care views of the man who could pull the nation’s high court to the right for a generation — and determine the fate of abortion rights, the social safety net and Obamacare itself, possibly within months. Their goal: to box Kavanaugh into committing to preserve those health care pillars. Or, failing that, to get the 53-year-old appellate...
  • Trump’s Latest Circuit Nominee Graduated Law School In 2007

    08/29/2018 12:58:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Above the Law ^ | August 28, 2018 | Joe Patrice
    Allison Jones Rushing has a sterling academic record, high-profile clerkship experience, and doubtless a solid vote for protecting the rights of fetuses as, based on her résumé, she still is one. Rushing graduated from Wake Forest in 2004 and Duke Law School in 2007. After three clerkships — with then-Judge Gorsuch, Judge Sentelle, and Justice Thomas — she joined the ranks of Williams & Connolly where she’s practiced actual law for a mere seven years. Doesn’t anyone think we’re, forgive me, “rushing” this? She could go to her 10-year Gorsuch clerkship anniversary already a federal appellate judge herself. Before this...
  • Obama-appointed federal judge has been removed from all his cases

    08/27/2018 12:57:20 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    americanjournalreview ^ | 8-27-2018 | American Patriot
    It looks like Judge Bruce will not be hearing any more cases in the near future. Back in October of 2013 Judge Bruce was appointed by Barack Obama to the federal court. Judge Bruce was set to hear two of the most extreme profile cases in the region. Before he was in the federal court, he was an assistant US Attorney in the Central District. As an Obama-Appointed federal judge, he has finally been removed from his position. Recently, the judge admitted to being involved with illegal activity with the cases he had been hearing in the past. It was...
  • Republicans And Democrats Rejoice At Donald Trump's First Out-LGBT Judiciary Nomination

    08/26/2018 2:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Instinct ^ | August 26, 2018 | Devin Randall
    The confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s latest judicial nomination was refreshingly bipartisan for Trump's first ever out lesbian pick. Trump nominated Illinois judge Mary M. Rowland, through a June announcement, for a seat as a district judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Why is this significant for Instinct Readers? Because Rowland is an out lesbian and the first openly LGBTQ judge to be nominated by Trump since entering the White Rowland has had a long standing history in the world of law. She got her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and...
  • CBS, NBC Tout Impeachment, Cohen/Manafort Making Kavanaugh Confirmation ‘Complicated’

    08/22/2018 10:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 22, 2018 | Curtis Houk
    On Wednesday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News remained aboard the proverbial liberal media party bus pushing Congress to impeach President Trump and delay or thwart Brett Kavanaugh from reaching the Supreme Court following Tuesday’s bad Trump headlines involving Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt told viewers amidst their extensive Trump coverage that just because “the Special Counsel has yet to” prove Trump-Russia collusion “does not mean prosecutors exposed criminality in the President’s universe” and quipped that White House correspondent Kristen Welker had a look at “a look at all the President's...
  • 14 Articles of Impeachment Introduced Against 4 Remaining WV Supreme Court Justices

    08/07/2018 9:34:50 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 36 replies
    WTRF.com ^ | August 7, 2018 | Staff
    The West Virginia House Judiciary Committee has introduced 14 articles of impeachment against all four remaining Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Most of the impeachment articles deal with the massive and unchecked spending of nearly $4,000,000 on building renovations and lavish office furnishings such as a $32,000 blue suede couch in the office of suspended Justice Allen Loughry.
  • U.S. Senate confirms Georgia judge to powerful federal court

    07/31/2018 6:03:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Politically Georgia ^ | July 31, 2018 | Tamar Hallerman
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to confirm Britt Grant to Atlanta’s 11th U.S. Circuit, greenlighting the Georgia Supreme Court justice for a lifetime position on the powerful federal appeals court that frequently takes on hotly contested issues such as gun rights and the death penalty. The vote largely fell along party lines, with three Democrats joining 49 Republicans to confirm the former Georgia solicitor general. The final tally was 52-46. GOP boosters, including Georgia U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, called Grant an experienced and well-liked conservative jurist. “Clearly, Justice Grant is immensely qualified to...
  • Senate To Break Record For Judges

    07/16/2018 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    OANN ^ | 07-16-2018
    Senate Republicans are on pace to break the record for the most appellate court judges confirmed during the president’s first two years. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has Senate votes planned for two circuit court nominations this week. There’s Andrew Oldham for the 5th Circuit and Ryan Bounds for the 9th Circuit.
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage FoundationÂ’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on TrumpÂ’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • Jeff Flake to Senate: Stop Confirming Trump Judges!

    06/24/2018 10:32:45 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-23-18 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Senators should stand up to President Donald Trump by not approving any more judges until they get votes on things like tariffs. Flakes said, “I can tell you Republicans need to stand up on issues like tariffs. Facing us right now — we’re at the nascent stages of a full-scale trade war that the president seems to want to escalate. It all stems from the steel and aluminum tariffs. Congress needs to stand up and say, ‘No, we’re not going to do that.’ You can’t use section 232 to claim...