Democrats Challenge Pick to Replace Barrett on Seventh Circuit

President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the Seventh Circuit seat left empty by Justice Amy Coney Barrett faced sharp criticism Wednesday from Senate Democrats who warned against filling vacancies on the federal bench during the lame-duck period.

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Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on Barrett With Election Days Away

Senate Democrats boycotted the vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court to the full Senate on Thursday, saying they will not give the process “further legitimacy” less than two weeks out from a presidential election that is already underway.

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In Day 3 at Senate, Barrett Won’t Say If Trump Can Pardon Himself

Picking back up with Amy Coney Barrett on the heels of an 11-hour day of questioning, senators confronted the Supreme Court nominee on Wednesday about hot-button issues like abortion, health care, voting rights and the power of the presidency.

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Barrett Volleys Fire on Health Care Law as Democrats Highlight Pandemic Threat

Democrats drilling Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett buckled down Tuesday on their warnings that Republicans are commandeering the high court to overturn the landmark health care legislation that protects those with preexisting conditions, among them the 7 million Americans who contracted Covid-19 this year.

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Barrett Confirmation Hearing Powers Up Under Shadow of Virus Outbreak

President Donald Trump opted out of this week’s presidential debate, calling the virtual format a “waste of time,” but the Senate’s fervid work to confirm his Supreme Court pick, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, pushed forward Monday in a partially virtual hearing.

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Comey Tells Senators Trump-Russia Probe Was ‘By the Book’

Former FBI Director James Comey took responsibility Wednesday for errors in an investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign – mistakes Republicans claim expose anti-Trump bias within the U.S. intelligence community – but told a Senate committee the probe was overall done “by the book.”

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Democrats Pan Trump Court Pick Rated ‘Not Qualified’ by Bar Association

Just eight years out of law school, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida faced a volley of criticism from Democrats on Wednesday after the American Bar Association rated her “not qualified” to take the bench.

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Homeland Security Official Defends Federal Response to Protests

With Democrats demanding explanations for viral clashes between federal agents and protesters, acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday defended his agency’s response to nationwide racial justice demonstrations in cities like Portland.

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