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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Kansas Federal Court Pick Defends Work in Support of Voter-ID Laws

Up for a seat on a federal court in the state, the solicitor general of Kansas defended his involvement Wednesday in cases taking conservative positions on funding for Planned Parenthood, voter ID laws and other contentious legal issues.

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Legal Theory Debate Rages After High Court LGBT Ruling

bate over textualism launched by the Supreme Court’s decision extending federal anti-discrimination laws to gay and transgender workers made its way to the Senate on Wednesday, where Republicans grilled judicial nominees on their views of the legal philosophy.

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Democrats Grill Fifth Circuit Nominee on Past Political Stances

A Mississippi state court judge nominated to a seat on the Fifth Circuit faced opposition from Senate Democrats on Wednesday for his partisan past, particularly his support of voter identification laws and criticism of the Affordable Care Act.

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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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Mississippi Judicial Pick Grilled Over Record as Lawmaker

Senate Democrats on Wednesday grilled a former Republican Mississippi state lawmaker now up for a federal judgeship on his political past, including his support for overturning the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision and his record on issues from guns to voting rights.  

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