In a move by Donald Trump, the conservative president has found it incumbent on himself to show his core voters and many in the conservative GOP party that he may be ready to shape the voting habits of the U.S. Supreme Court for decades to come. Show More Summary
President Donald Trump has added five people to his shortlist of possible Supreme Court picks. It's unclear whether any vacancies on the nine-justice court are looming, but rumors have been swirling in recent months that Justice Anthony...Show More Summary
Trump successfully appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court earlier this year.
The Keystone pipeline leaked, spilling 5,000 gallons of oil near the small South Dakota town of Amherst. White House Legislative Director Marc Short assures the nation that there is no hypocrisy involved in President Donald Trump's condemnation...Show More Summary
Including federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has added five names to the list he will use to pick a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if a vacancy arises, the White House said on Friday. Read more | Linking Blogs | Comments
In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right. Two of them are appellate judges who were nominated by...
The new potential nominees: recently confirmed appeals-court judges Amy Barrett and Kevin Newsom; D.C. Circuit appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh; Oklahoma supreme-court justice Patrick Wyrick; and Georgia supreme-court justice Britt Grant. Show More Summary
The White House announced five new additions Friday to its list of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court, though no justice has announced retirement. The new names came in a press release that coincided with the annual conference of the Federalist Society, which has played a pivotal role in fashioning Trump's list of potential nominees.
President Donald Trump on Friday added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. White House counsel Don McGahn … Click to Continue »
Senate hearings to confirm a Supreme Court justice, to determine the extent of the Trump campaign’s possible coordination with Russia and to exercise oversight of the Justice Department (which is under unique pressure and challenge from a president who does not grasp the necessity of a Justice Department free from politicization) have been both gripping […]
[guest post by Dana] As you are aware, one of the better things that President Trump has done since taking office is to nominate Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Of course, not everyone is pleased with the nominee, nor charmed by his popular Twitter […]
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday on Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett’s nomination to a federal appeals court. Two decades earlier, however, Willett questioned the need for laws protecting women against discrimination in a memo to his boss, then-Gov. George W. Bush (R-TX). The memo mocked the policy positions of the Texas […]
While many states are legalizing marijuana, cannabis lawyers are quick to advise that federal laws trump state laws when it comes to controlled substances. Federal prosecutors have come and gone, but one thing is certain. The Internal Revenue Service is not going to leave the marijuana industry alone. In......
President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as his next HHS secretary. In a tweet announced on Twitter today, president Trump said he will nominate Alex Azar, a former top executive at Eli Lilly and Company, as the new Health and Human Services secretary. Azar would […]
The Republican mentality that enables President Trump because of [fill in the blank — the Supreme Court, tax reform, etc.] despite his obvious unfitness for office and still defends him with “But Neil Gorsuch!” or “But a 20 percent corporate tax rate!” inevitably leads Republicans to defend and excuse Republican Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore’s […]
Controversial ex-Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and now Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has found himself in real hot water in recent days following decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct. In a Washington Post article...Show More Summary
Kyle Duncan, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, is receiving strong support from national pro-life groups. Notably, Duncan, a lawyer from Louisiana, represented Hobby Lobby at the U.S. Supreme Court when the Obama administration tried to force the Christian business owners to cover drugs that may cause abortions in their […]
Trump’s embarrassing trip to Asia, and the GOP effort to destroy any remaining cultural norms in politics (e.g., picking Quayle, Palin and Trump; trying to steal Al Franken’s seat, stealing the Supreme Court nomination), is the subject of our latest podcast. We decided to split this longer podcast into separate episodes by subject. That way […]