Judicial appointments and nominations

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 - 4:01 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. Brett Kavanaugh has met with 23 senators, all of them Republicans, since his nomination two weeks ago. Democratic lawmakers have...
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July 20, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service. It's part of what recommends him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And it's also part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate. Democrats are demanding to see the...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pauses as he speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. In a surprise move, McConnell has withdrawn one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees just minutes before he was set for a confirmation vote. McConnell announced July 19, 2018, that he was pulling the nomination of Ryan Bounds. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2018 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday abruptly withdrew one of President Donald Trump's appellate court nominees when it became apparent he did not have enough support to pass. The decision came just minutes before the confirmation vote and after senators voiced...
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Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron left the game with a concussion after a hit by Oakland Raiders Brandian Ross during the second quarter on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won the game 23-13. (Photo by
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July 18, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday denied a request from the NFL to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league says is extensive fraudulent claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement. Judge Anita Brody wrote in her federal court ruling that the league's attorneys had...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The Senate GOP leadership wants to have the confirmation process for Kavanaugh completed in time for him to join the high court at the start of its new term in October. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 18, 2018 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination are seizing on remarks he made in 2016 saying he would like to put the "final nail" in a Supreme Court precedent upholding an independent counsel law as constitutional. Republicans say Kavanaugh's writings and...
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