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  • Kavanaugh tells senator Roe v. Wade is settled law

    Kavanaugh tells senator Roe v. Wade is settled law

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:43:03 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-08-21 23:14:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a meeting with her on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. ...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a meeting with her on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. ...

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade, but she has spoken highly of President Donald Trump's nominee.

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    Republican Sen. Susan Collins supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade, but she has spoken highly of President Donald Trump's nominee.

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  • Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

    Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-08-20 15:18:48 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:34:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joins protesters objecting to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally Capitol in Washington.  Schume...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joins protesters objecting to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally Capitol in Washington. Schume...
    Left-wing groups criticizing Sen. Schumer for not forcing wavering Democrats into line against Kavanaugh.More >>
    Left-wing groups criticizing Sen. Schumer for not forcing wavering Democrats into line against Kavanaugh.More >>
  • Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

    Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

    Saturday, August 11 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-11 04:25:02 GMT
    Sunday, August 12 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-08-12 12:34:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...
    Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Ken Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.More >>
    Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Ken Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.More >>
  • The Latest: Memo shows Kavanaugh opposed indicting president

    The Latest: Memo shows Kavanaugh opposed indicting president

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-08-11 01:04:13 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-08-11 01:29:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...
    New documents have been released from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton that reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.More >>
    New documents have been released from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton that reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.More >>
  • Supreme Court nominee takes hard line on federal regulations

    Supreme Court nominee takes hard line on federal regulations

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-08-08 04:47:12 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-08-08 14:15:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...
    Kavanaugh has expressed concern about federal agencies running amok, his rejection of environmental rules and other regulations reflecting a dim view of their aims.More >>
    Kavanaugh has expressed concern about federal agencies running amok, his rejection of environmental rules and other regulations reflecting a dim view of their aims.More >>
  • Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

    Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:42:31 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:09:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Sen. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Sen. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Might Republicans pay a political price if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and cements a conservative Supreme Court?.More >>
    Might Republicans pay a political price if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and cements a conservative Supreme Court?.More >>
  • Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

    Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

    Monday, July 9 2018 10:19 PM EDT2018-07-10 02:19:18 GMT

    President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next justice to join the Supreme Court of the United States.

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    President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next justice to join the Supreme Court of the United States.

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  • Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

    Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-06-24 18:59:10 GMT
    Wednesday, June 27 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-06-27 18:59:05 GMT

    Rumors of Kennedy's retirement have swirled for weeks as the 80-year-old justice neared the end of his 29th year on the court. He turns 81 in July.

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    Rumors of Kennedy's retirement have swirled for weeks as the 80-year-old justice neared the end of his 29th year on the court. He turns 81 in July.

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  • Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law

    Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-06-26 14:24:47 GMT
    Tuesday, June 26 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-06-26 19:23:10 GMT

    The 5-4 ruling Tuesday also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois.

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    The 5-4 ruling Tuesday also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois.

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  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-06-26 14:23:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 26 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-06-26 19:18:37 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from multiple Muslim-majority countries. 

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    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from multiple Muslim-majority countries. 

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  • Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:42:25 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:45:03 GMT

    The justices’ 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy in the digital age.

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    The justices’ 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy in the digital age.

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