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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Ninth Circuit Nominee Defends Record on Native Americans

One of President Donald Trump’s nominees to the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday defended his record on legal issues related to Native American tribes, as the Senate Judiciary Committee held its second nominations hearing during the Senate’s recess ahead of the midterm elections.

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Under Shroud of FBI Probe, Kavanaugh Nomination Advances

The Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly advanced the nomination Friday of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but Senator Jeff Flake said he only did so with the understanding the FBI would conduct an investigation into the sexual assault allegations embroiling the Supreme Court pick.

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Kavanaugh Accuser Will Testify If Terms Are Fair, Lawyer Says

A lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sex assault decades ago says she’d be willing to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week if they can agree to terms “that are fair and which ensure her safety.”

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