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Trump 9th Circuit Nominee Tanks As Scott, Rubio Join With Democrats To Oppose Him

Trump 9th Circuit Nominee Tanks As Scott, Rubio Join With Democrats To Oppose Him

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter The nomination of Ryan Bounds for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was withdrawn Thursday, in a dramatic last-minute reversal after two Republican lawmakers joined with Democrats to block his confirmation on the Senate floor. GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina withheld his support for Bounds during […]

Supreme Court Posed For Rightward Shift Under Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Posed For Rightward Shift Under Kavanaugh

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to the Supreme Court, heralding a decisive rightward shift on the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. In a prime time East Room ceremony at the White House, the president trumpeted his […]

President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Is Judge Brett Kavanaugh

President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Is Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to the Supreme Court. The appointment will likely precipitate a sharp shift in the Court’s balance of power, solidifying a conservative majority on the panel for the foreseeable future. Conservative […]

Here Are The Early Favorites For Justice Kennedy’s Replacement

Here Are The Early Favorites For Justice Kennedy’s Replacement

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, precipitating a cataclysmic election year confirmation battle. Though the White House has publicly identified as many as 25 possible candidates to succeed Kennedy, the early favorites for the pick are drawn from a small crop of young […]

Kennedy Calls It Quits: Longtime Swing Justice Hands Trump The Biggest Gift Of His Presidency

Kennedy Calls It Quits: Longtime Swing Justice Hands Trump The Biggest Gift Of His Presidency

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, precipitating a generational political fight over the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Kennedy’s departure was announced Wednesday afternoon, several hours after the justices released the final decisions of its current term. “For a member of the legal profession it is […]

The Supreme Court Just Handed Down Its Big Decision On Mandatory Union Dues

The Supreme Court Just Handed Down Its Big Decision On Mandatory Union Dues

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector unions cannot force some 5 million government workers to pay mandatory fees. A five-justice majority led by Justice Samuel Alito found the practice violates the Constitution. A 1977 Supreme Court precedent called Abood v. Detroit Board of Education allows public sector […]

Supremes Deal Victory For Trump, Uphold Travel Ban

Supremes Deal Victory For Trump, Uphold Travel Ban

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   A five-justice majority of the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the latest iteration of President Donald Trump’s travel sanctions Tuesday. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the Court’s opinion, joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch. “The president has lawfully exercised the broad discretion granted to him […]

Supremes Poised for Blockbuster Finish as Current Term Nears Conclusion

Supremes Poised for Blockbuster Finish as Current Term Nears Conclusion

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . As the U.S. Supreme Court approaches the conclusion of its 2017 – 2018 term, the justices are expected to release a deluge of decisions in the coming weeks, including marquee opinions addressing mandatory union dues, partisan gerrymandering, and President Donald Trump’s travel ban. As of this writing, there […]