Almost immediately after the death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, then a federal judge, to fill her seat. The nomination was highly contentious; Barrett came under fire for her views her critics believed would tilt the balance of the court in a partisan direction. The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Barrett to the nation’s highest court within a month.
Last night, the Supreme Court voted to bar the state of New York from reimposing Covid-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. The court voted 5-4 in an emergency ruling issued just before midnight. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was just recently confirmed, sided with her conservative colleagues in a crucial swing vote.
Not only has the GOP packed the judiciary, but they've completely undermined the idea of an apolitical, independent court.
This is a shameful, 11th-hour power grab from a Republican Party that's officially on its political deathbed.
The White House plans to hold a swearing-in ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett later tonight following her expected confirmation to the United States Supreme Court despite coronavirus concerns.
According to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, once Barrett is confirmed by the Senate, “then we expect for a swearing in to happen later this evening if all goes well.”
The Senate’s Democratic leadership has told Vice President Mike Pence not to preside over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation vote to the Supreme Court after his chief of staff and four other top aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Around the world there are several nationwith brutally authoritarian governments that embrace the concept of imposing religion to play a major roleof public life. It is what is known as theocracy and evangelical fanatics are a step closer to imposing their extremist vision of social conservatism on every aspect of all Americans’ daily life.
Speaking to reporters in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans have enough votes to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court later this month.
“She’ll come out of committee next Thursday … and we’ll go to the floor with her on Friday the 23rd and stay on it until we finish,” McConnell said.”We have the votes.”
Amy Coney Barrett said she didn't recall ever hearing Donald Trump promise to kill the Affordable Care Act.
The ongoing push to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before the Nov. 3 election is a last-ditch power grab by Donald Trump and Republicans.
Doubts are growing as more Senators go into quarantine that the GOP will be able to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to drum up support for filling in the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The president advertised Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s new book, One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History.
Fox News analyst Juan Williams says President Donald Trump nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is “a power grab,” noting that his “actions remove all pretense about justices as impartial, learned people upholding the law.”
In a moment that could mark the last decision that ended his presidency, Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
A new poll found that just 38% of Americans want Trump to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, as 57% want the next president to do it.
According to a new Fox News poll, more Americans trust President Donald Trump’s rival Joe Biden to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court to fill the vacant seat left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has threatened to force a vote to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if she has the Democrat-controlled house file articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump again. Pelosi had earlier said Democrats have “options” to delay the president from nominating someone to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) rebuked the Senate’s attempts to confirm a nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court in remarks earlier today. Baker says the Senate should “allow the American people to cast their ballots” first, joining a chorus of voices who say a confirmation should be decided by the winner of November’s general election.
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he supports holding a vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Although his support does not mean Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has the votes to confirm the nominee, it does mean the Senate can move forward with hearings immediately.
President Donald Trump claimed Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will show “how incompetent she is” after news outlets reported that she will lead the Democratic opposition to his Supreme Court pick.