Veto Override, Stimulus Boost Stall in Senate on New Year’s Eve

As 2020 and President Donald Trump’s single term in office draw to a close, the Senate spent the last day of a tumultuous year debating whether to override his veto of the $740 billion defense spending bill or approve $2,000 stimulus checks, with no real movement on either.

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Controversial Trump Nominee Lands DC Circuit Seat

In the face of firm opposition from Democrats and with less than a year of experience on the bench, Judge Justin Walker landed a seat on the second highest court in the land Thursday after the GOP-controlled Senate confirmed his nomination to the D.C. Circuit with a 51-42 vote.

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Kavanaugh Protege Moves Closer to Taking DC Circuit Bench

Fifty-four days after Justin Walker fist-bumped Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the new district judge’s investiture ceremony, the 37-year-old Kentuckian is racing toward a seat on the D.C. Circuit.

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Impeachment Trial Analysis, Day 1: Former Prosecutor on the McConnell Two-Step

As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial unfolds, Courthouse News will be reaching out at the close of each day to prominent attorneys, scholars and other experts in the legal community for analysis on the historic proceedings. Joining us for the first day of substantive proceedings is Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York.

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