Judicial appointments and nominations

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 4:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has repeatedly said that he was legally allowed to consume beer as a prep school senior in Maryland. In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state's drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17...
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In this photo combination, Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Pool Image via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He let his anger flare repeatedly, interrupted his questioners and cried several times during his opening statement. She strived to remain calm and polite, despite her nervousness, and mostly held back her tears. Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a day like few others in Senate history, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her "100 percent" certainty Thursday that President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers — and then Brett...
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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee after hours of testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 27, 2018 - 8:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Testimony by the woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, Kavanaugh's calendars and a memoir by his close friend combine to narrow the timeframe of when such an attack would have occurred in the summer of 1982. Christine Blasey...
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President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn on return from New York City, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 27, 2018 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Glued to high-stakes testimony on his Supreme Court nominee, President Donald Trump and his allies were shaken by Christine Blasey Ford's emotional appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, but heartened by Judge Brett Kavanaugh's forceful pushback against the woman who accused him of...
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The motorcade transporting President Donald Trump drives down Pennsylvania Avenue heading towards the Trump Hotel in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2018. Trump is having a private meeting and dinner with supports (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump described Thursday's heated Senate hearing as "brutal" and "hard to watch" during an evening GOP fundraiser. But Trump also praised Supreme Court nominee Brett...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Senate Justice Committee hearing with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Image via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh devolved into a partisan fistfight Thursday as Democrats and Republicans — and Kavanaugh himself — sparred over explosive allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted an acquaintance while both were teenagers. Sen. Orrin Hatch,...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 4:44 pm
It was one hearing with just two witnesses but, in an era of deep political polarization and yawning cultural divisions, Americans came away Thursday having heard very different things. Millions of men and women listened to a nervous-but-composed college professor Christine Blasey Ford tell the...
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Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell prepares to question Christine Blasey Ford during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Image via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was a long way from the familiarity of a Phoenix courtroom when she questioned Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday in a televised hearing that could determine the fate of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Mitchell...
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Christine Blasey Ford listens to her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford's testimony Thursday on Capitol Hill made for riveting — and potentially devastating — TV, with Fox News' Chris Wallace calling it a "disaster" for Republicans, and some commentators at other networks echoing that assessment. The California psychology professor...
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