Senate Confirms Ninth Circuit Judge for Second Time in a Week

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a Los Angeles attorney to a seat on the Ninth Circuit after he faced criticisms from Democrats over his record of representing fossil fuel companies in court, making him the second Trump nominee added to the San Francisco-based appeals court in a week.

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‘Look at Me’: Women Confront Flake on Kavanaugh Support

Emotions ran high in the U.S. Capitol Friday over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Soon after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced he’d vote to confirm Kavanaugh, two women cornered him in an elevator as he headed back to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Experts Advise Senate on Kavanaugh Nomination

Concluding a four-day confirmation hearing, supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh praised the judge’s temperament and legal mind Friday, while witnesses opposing him warned senators he would be a consistent vote against abortion, voting rights and affirmative action.

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