Judicial appointments and nominations

August 01, 2018 - 4:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday promoted a female district judge to the Supreme Court in Iowa, the only state where all of its current justices are men. Susan Christensen will be the first woman on Iowa's high court in roughly eight years. The appointment doesn't...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 31, 2018 - 8:28 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous rally aimed at bolstering two Florida Republicans ahead of the state's...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a weekly policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 31, 2018 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats intensified their fight Tuesday over documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's stint as staff secretary at the White House, pursuing a paper trail on his views of key issues that played out during the George W. Bush administration. The top...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent violent crime (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 30, 2018 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who had publicly wavered as to whether he would support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, endorsed him Monday. Paul of Kentucky says he will back Kavanaugh despite misgivings about the judge's views on surveillance and privacy issues. Few had...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent violent crime (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 28, 2018 - 8:46 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime. As a federal appeals court judge, Kavanaugh made it...
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Maria holds her 4-year-old son Franco after he arrived at the El Paso International Airport Thursday, July 26, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. The two had been separated for over six weeks after being entering the country. (Ruben R. Ramirez/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 6:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of families still apart and warning that a better system must be in place. U.S...
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In this July 26, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington. More than a decade after he served as what’s been called the president’s “inbox and outbox,” Kavanaugh’s role as White House staff secretary to President George W. Bush has become a flashpoint as Republicans push his confirmation to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a decade after he served as what's been called the president's "inbox and outbox," Brett Kavanaugh's role as White House staff secretary to President George W. Bush has become a flashpoint as Republicans push his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Democrats want to see...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, left, walks into the office of Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 25, 2018 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all the nation's Republican governors have signed a letter backing Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter to Senate leaders, GOP governors from 30 states and two territories ask that senators move "expeditiously...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, left, walks into the office of Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 24, 2018 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is back on Capitol Hill, and he's set to visit his chief GOP critic, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. The libertarian-leaning senator says he's keeping an "open mind" over Kavanaugh's nomination. He warned President Donald Trump against choosing...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting. The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 23, 2018 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has met with 23 senators, all of them Republicans, since his nomination two weeks ago. Democratic lawmakers...
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