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Supreme Court Nominee

Before SCOTUS Blockade, GOP Senator Wanted Obama To Hurry Up And Fill Federal Vacancies

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) won’t help to advance President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. He’s been pretty blunt about want...

Your Senator Might Just Block You On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Jacquie Lee | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

If you’re upset with a store or restaurant, mad your flight is delayed or frustrated your elected officials won’t #DoTheirJob, there’s a quick f...

June Shows Why November Is The Most Important Month For The Supreme Court And Our Rights

Elliot Mincberg | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Elliot Mincberg

Altogether, the Court issued 4-4 non-decisions in five cases this term, the most in more than 30 years -- a direct result of Republican Senators' unprecedented blockade of the Garland nomination.

Iowa’s Biggest Newspaper Calls Chuck Grassley Spineless For Refusing To Stand Up To Trump

The Huffington Post | Jacquie Lee | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Iowa's largest newspaper attacked the state's senior senator for praising Donald Trump and refusing to fill judicial vacancies in an editorial Wednesd...

GOP Congressman: 'I've Never Thought' It Was A Good Idea To Block Obama's SCOTUS Pick

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another Republican lawmaker is breaking from his party and urging the Senate to vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. ...

How Donald Trump Gained Power Over Senate Republicans With His Supreme Court List

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's decision to unveil a list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees that he would choose from as president has been viewed a...

The Onion May Have Gotten Too Real For A Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

Judge Merrick Garland's office number may be ringing off the hook, but it isn't Republican senators calling to offer him a hearing. On Tuesday, a sati...

These Are The 'Great Intellects' Donald Trump Would Like To Put On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump on Wednesday fulfilled his promise to release his list of potential Supreme Court nominees -- a group he has vowed would consist of conse...

There's Almost No Evidence Merrick Garland Will Take Away Your Guns

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

A myth that has taken hold in conservatives circles since President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court is that his choic...

With Trump And SCOTUS, Do Qualifications Even Matter?

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the United States Senate don’t have much bad to say about Merrick Garland, the nominee to replace the late Justice Ant...

GOP Senator Looks Forward To Donald Trump Appointing 3 Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) endorsed the whole idea of a President Donald Trump on Saturday. Speaking at the annual North Carolina GOP State Convention...

If These Guys Don't Convince You Judge Garland Is 'Superbly Qualified,' No One Will

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

When one thinks of the federal government's top lawyer, Attorney General Loretta Lynch immediately comes to mind. But there's another lawyer, far less...

Trump Video Exposes Hypocrisy Of GOP Block On SCOTUS

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the GOP has settled on its presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, a Democratic-aligned group is releasing a video cont...

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Tells Senate To Get Moving On That Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some words of advice for the Senate over its refusal to consider President Barack Obam...

GOP Senate Candidate Says Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Deserves A Vote

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), who's vying for a Senate seat in November, broke from his party's messaging on Monday night and said Republic...

Get In Line, SCOTUS. This Court Has Been Waiting 2,296 Days For A Judge.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has been waiting two months for the Senate to do something about its empty seat. If you think that sounds like a long ...

So Much For 'Letting The People Decide' The Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American people have spoken. A majority of them now say they want the Senate to vote this year on President Barack Obama's Supreme C...

Reid Says McConnell Cares More About The Kochs Than His Own Senators

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are not too many Republican ills that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not lay at the feet of the billionaire Koch brothers,...

Republicans Would Consider Blocking A Supreme Court Pick Even After Voters Have A Say

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Senate leaders may have said repeatedly that they are delaying President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee so the people c...

It's Not Just The Supreme Court. Republicans Are Screwing Lots Of Other Courts Too.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It sucks to be Merrick Garland right now. He was nominated to the job of his life -- Supreme Court justice -- and Republicans won't even...

Democrats Could Win By Losing On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have a quandary when it comes to their battle to get the Senate to vote on a Supreme Court nominee: How hard should they push,...

Obama Explains Why He Nominated 'A White Guy' To The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama responded on Thursday to concerns that by selecting "a white guy" for the Supreme Court, he was reneging on his p...

Republican Has Glowing Praise For Obama's High Court Choice

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few Republican senators who has agreed to meet with President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee expressed her admiration f...

Senators To Feel The Pressure On Supreme Court Vacancy As They Return From Recess

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The issue of the vacancy on the Supreme Court will literally be following senators wherever they go when they return from recess Tuesday...

An Iowa Teenager Just Shut Down Chuck Grassley's Supreme Court Argument

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, still refuses to give a hearing to President Barack Obama's Supre...