Judicial appointments and nominations

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 27, 2018 - 5:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is personal for President Donald Trump. For 10 days, Trump has watched as allegations of sexual misconduct have swirled around Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee for the Supreme Court. On Wednesday, Trump spoke aloud what he's been mulling in private, acknowledging publicly for the...
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The Supreme Court building is seen at dawn on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 27, 2018 - 4:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It'll be a snapshot of the state of the union. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday turns on the credibility of its two star witnesses, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. But there is much more...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh listens to a question while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 26, 2018 - 11:47 pm
The firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee's behavior in the 1980s has reinforced a warning today's social media-savvy high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation. Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces...
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Anita Hill waves as she arrives for speech at the University of Utah Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Hill has been back in the spotlight since Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school. Hill's 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation. Thomas was confirmed anyway, but the hearing ushered in a new awareness of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 26, 2018 - 10:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities. On the eve of another...
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This image released by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington, shows Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's calendar, from the Summer of 1982. (Senate Judiciary Committee via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct Wednesday and headed into a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Lotte New York Palace hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is fending off a third accusation of sexual misconduct as he prepares for a public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, N.Y. Expectations have diminished that a meeting between Trump and Rosenstein will result in the resignation or immediate firing of the Justice Department’s No. 2 official. But it’s unclear how safe his job will be after the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File )
September 26, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would "certainly prefer not" to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department's No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 26, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An agitated President Donald Trump acknowledged Wednesday that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar charges against other men, including his Supreme Court nominee. Wading into the #MeToo moment, Trump said he views such...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1991 file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, questions Professor Anita Hill in Washington during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. From left to right are Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., Hatch, and Strom Thurmond, R-S.C. The Thomas-Hill hearings riveted Americans, and the same is expected for the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
September 26, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Clarence Thomas saw it as a circus and national disgrace. Anita Hill complained that she was treated as though she were a defendant in a criminal trial. The 1991 confirmation hearing of Thomas, accused by Hill of sexual harassment, angered people on all sides and is not recalled...
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This undated photo provided by Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence shows Deborah Ramirez. Ramirez went public with allegations that while in his first year at Yale University, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh placed his penis in front of her and caused her to involuntarily touch it during a drunken dormitory party. Kavanaugh denied the accusation soon after it was reported Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, by The New Yorker magazine. (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for Deborah Ramirez are arguing with Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee over how to bring forward her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party when they were Yale students. Ramirez lawyer John Clune said...
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