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Politics Sep 04Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Democrats tried to block the proceedings over documents withheld by the White House, while protesters interrupted the session in a persistent display of opposition.
Nation Sep 03These terms may come up in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing
Expect senators to use these terms at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, starting Tuesday.
Politics Aug 10Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin Sept. 4
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin Sept. 4, Senate chairman says.
Politics Jul 21Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong
Judge Brett Kavanaugh responded to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that probes his career as an attorney and jurist.
Nation Jul 19LGBTQ advocates fear Kavanaugh’s votes on gay-rights issues
Kavanaugh's approach to judging leads some scholars and activists to believe he is unlikely to echo Kennedy's votes on LGBTQ issues.
Nation Jul 09Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?
WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is…
Nation Jul 09Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift…
Politics Jun 27Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick
The 81-year-old Kennedy said in a statement he is stepping down after more than 30 years on the court. That will give President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.
Nation Jun 27Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.
Nation Jun 26Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.