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Politics Oct 30Fact-checking Trump’s claims about birthright citizenship
President Donald Trump has astonished legal scholars with his claim that he can end birthright citizenship with a swipe of his pen. No, they say, he can't.
Politics Oct 23Supreme Court blocks questioning of Wilbur Ross in census lawsuit
The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Politics Sep 04WATCH LIVE: Day 2 of Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings
PBS NewsHour will livestream confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on September 4-7. Hearings will begin each morning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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…