Tagged: SCOTUS

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Trump intensifies his attacks on Chief Justice Roberts and slams the ‘horrible’ 9th Circuit that is making the nation ‘unsafe’ as he launches furious rant on Thanksgiving

Trump has doubled down on his criticism of the 9th Circuit and intensified his attacks on Chief Justice Roberts  In a Thanksgiving tweet on Thursday, he labeled the court a ‘total disaster’  The president said it was ‘out of control’ and has a ‘horrible reputation’  Their row began when Trump...

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‘There’s no bitterness’: Kavanaugh admits SCOTUS confirmation process ‘tested’ him but says he will be ‘independent and impartial’ after Trump APOLOGIZED for ‘lies’ and ‘destruction’ by Democrats

By FRANCESCA CHAMBERS, WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM President Trump offered a public apology to Brett Kavanaugh on Monday evening for the humiliation that his wife and daughters were subjected to during one of the most brutal battles over a Supreme Court seat that the nation has ever seen. Trump in...

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Brett Kavanaugh WILL sit on the Supreme Court as swing senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin say they will vote YES and confirm Trump’s nominee in historic victory for POTUS

Collins, a centrist Republican, had the power to kill the Kavanaugh nomination but decided to stick with her party, virtually guaranteeing her party leadership’s success ‘I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,’ Collins said, adding: ‘My fervent hope is that Brett Kavanaugh will work to lessen the divisions in the...

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Trump orders new FBI investigation into Kavanaugh after Senate request

President Trump will authorize the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh regarding multiple sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee, the White House confirmed Friday. “I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this...

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump after being nominated to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. 0

Trump sticks by Kavanaugh after day of hearings: He ‘showed America exactly why I nominated him’

President Donald Trump expressed support for his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, after a bruising day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The Senate must vote!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, appeared separately...

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‘My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed’: Furious and tearful Brett Kavanaugh calls nomination process a ‘national disgrace’ – after his accuser Christine Ford says she KNOWS he tried to rape her

Blockbuster Senate hearing put Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his sexual-assault accused Christine Ford on a globally watched hot-seat  Kavanaugh, who arrived hand-in-hand with his wife, gave a furious defense to claims he groped and tried to disrobe Ford during a high school party in 1982 ‘My family and my name have...

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KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION: Confirmation in turmoil as Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify

The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said her client hopes to tell ‘her story in a manner that is a fair proceeding.’ By ELANA SCHOR and REBECCA MORIN Christine Blasey Ford’s willingness to testify in the Senate about her alleged high-school-era sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh added fresh turmoil Monday...

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Democrats Aim to Derail Kavanaugh With Eye on Abortion, Mueller

By Greg Stohr and Laura Litvan Hearing starts Tuesday for Trump’s second Supreme Court choice  Minority party lacks leverage to stop pick to replace Kennedy Democrats will have plenty of material to draw upon when they question U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate confirmation hearings. What they won’t...

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Trump Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh: I’d ‘put the final nail in’ independent counsel precedent

Kavanaugh made the comments in 2016, before a special counsel was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the presidential election. Two years before President Donald Trump nominated him to a seat on the Supreme Court, federal appeals courts Judge Brett Kavanaugh said he believes the legal precedent that allows for independent...

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring; Trump to get 2nd high-court pick

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court. The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues...