South Carolina’s Scott Sinks Trump Judicial Nominee

Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Thursday announced his opposition to a controversial nominee to a federal court in North Carolina, effectively sinking the nomination over the lawyer’s involvement with a political campaign that sent out mailers described as an attempt to intimidate African American voters.

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‘Avidly Pro-Life’ Judicial Nominee From Nebraska Questioned in Senate

A former candidate for Nebraska attorney general who is now up for a federal judgeship in the state told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday he would put aside his personal political views and apply Supreme Court precedent if confirmed to the federal bench.

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Gillum, Abrams Denounce NC Judicial Nominee

After narrowly losing their respective governor’s races in Florida and Georgia in the midterm election, Democrats Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams released a joint statement Tuesday saying they oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for a North Carolina federal judgeship based on his record on voting rights.

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EU Takes Aim at Romania Over Rule of Law

It’s becoming almost routine: The leader of an Eastern European country is brought to Brussels and harshly criticized for allegedly undermining the rule of law and democracy back home. On Wednesday, it was the turn of Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, a Social Democrat.

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