In our news wrap Tuesday, Neomi Rao, the woman nominated to take the federal appeals court seat formerly held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, voiced regrets for her past statements on rape, race and equal rights before the Senate…
A Trump-nominated judge now holds one out every seven seats on the circuit courts. The Senate on Thursday confirmed two more, as Republicans have made a priority of confirming judges in their fight to hold the Senate majority ahead of…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Matthew Petersen, nominated by Trump to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, became an internet sensation after the video of his confirmation hearing — during which Petersen was unable to define basic legal terms — was…
By Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the candidates include individuals previously named on Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court.
By Vivian Salama, Associated Press
President-elect Barack Obama is poised to preside over significant shifts in the federal courts from lower court judicial appointments to Supreme Court shifts. Analysts examine Obama's constitutional views and how he may handle changes in the judiciary.
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