10th Circuit Nominee Breezes Through Senate Hearing

President Donald Trump’s second nominee to the 10th Circuit breezed through a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, telling senators he would follow precedent and be careful not to let his personal views impact his decision-making if confirmed to the bench.

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7th Circuit Nominee Downplays Concerns Over His Views on Legal Precedent

President Donald Trump’s pick for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Wednesday downplayed Democrats’ concerns about his commitment to following precedent, saying he consistently applied principles set out in case law while serving as a Wisconsin state court judge.

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Wrangle Holds Up Confirmation Hearing for 8th Circuit Judge

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s unusual decision on Thursday to delay a vote on a nominee to the Eighth Circuit came after the nominee provided new information that appears to show an American Bar Association report mischaracterized his attempt to disqualify a member of Nebraska’s judicial selection committee.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Seeks Clarity on Trump’s DACA Objectives

The Trump administration is moving forward with its plans to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but it hasn’t provided immigration enforcement agencies with any instructions on how to close potentially massive gaps for Dreamers who will see their lives upended after next year’s deadline.

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Judiciary Committee Approves Trump Pick for DOJ Crime Chief

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s criminal division on Thursday, despite concerns from Democrats about his past representation of a bank with close ties to the Russian government and his lack of prosecutorial experience.

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Senate Panel Urged to View Russian Meeting Explanation with Skepticism

A man who helped lobby Congress for strict sanctions against Russian human rights abusers told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday he’s skeptical of White House assertions that a controversial meeting between Russian nationals and Donald Trump Jr. last year was about adoption policy.

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