The proposed rules change would limit debate on most nominees to two hours instead of the 30 hours now required. Cabinet secretaries, Supreme Court nominations, and appeals court judges would be exempted from the new rules.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Neomi Rao, 45, heads the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where she plays a key role in Trump's efforts to roll back federal rules and regulations. She has never tried a case in state or federal court.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president in two decades.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Can the president bypass the Senate in making temporary appointments? Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how a local labor dispute transformed into a debate of presidential power and the Supreme Court's first time…
Debate to change a rule to make it easier to act on most presidential judicial nominations…
'Nuclear option' to clear way for federal nominations inflames debate…
JPMorgan Chase agreed to a record settlement with the Justice Department.
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