The Daily Beast: Progressive Group Targets Senate Democrats for ‘Disappointing’ Responses to Trump’s Judicial Takeover

  One of the top progressive judicial groups is diving into campaign politics, purchasing online ads in early primary states attacking Democrats who’ve gone wobbly on Donald Trump’s court nominees. The group, Demand Justice, is formally releasing the first edition of what will be an annual report card on Friday. In it, they offer grades […]

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TIME: The Next Big Idea in the Democratic Primary: Expanding the Supreme Court?

  When Antonin Scalia died, Senate Republicans held his seat open for a record 293 days under the argument that the successor should be chosen by the next president — hopefully, to their minds, a Republican. When Democrats responded by filibustering that nomination, the GOP majority voted to eliminate the old 60-vote rule on Supreme Court nominations. Now some […]

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Politico: Senate Dems squeeze GOP on health care with Trump judicial nominee

  Senate Democrats are looking to pressure the GOP on a key judicial nominee, warning a Tuesday vote amounts to a test of Senate Republicans’ commitment to protecting health care for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Chad Readler, who President Donald Trump nominated to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, has come under fire from Democrats […]

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The Hill: Progressive group targets GOP senators on Trump court pick

  Demand Justice, an outside progressive group, is targeting a handful of Republican senators up for re-election in 2020 over a controversial court nominee. The group is running digital ads aimed at GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Joni Ernst (Iowa) ahead of the Senate’s vote on Chad Readler’s circuit court nomination. Read the full article here. […]

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Slate: Republicans Are Abolishing Judicial Appointment Norms Again

  Next week is set to see the biggest fight over the federal judiciary since Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October. As the New York Times reported on Wednesday, the Senate is due to consider a Republican plan to cut the amount of debate time on district court judges from a maximum of […]

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Boston Globe: Senator Susan Collins is feeling the heat

  Senator Susan Collins’s reputation for bipartisanship has brought her respect across the aisle over 22 years in Washington, D.C. But these days, the famously temperate 66-year-old senior stateswoman from Maine is inspiring the kind of liberal animus more typically directed at people named Trump. …Given that backdrop, Democratic organizations were already viewing Collins as […]

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Politico: Liberal judicial group targets Collins in new TV ad

  The liberal Demand Justice Initiative will launch a television ad this weekend attacking Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine for her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The 30-second ad features a clip of Collins stating she did not think Kavanaugh would repeal Roe v. Wade and then cited his position last week in a case challenging a […]

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Huffington Post: Susan Collins Defends Brett Kavanaugh’s Abortion Vote

  Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) defended her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday despite his vote in favor of an anti-abortion law in Louisiana last week. Kavanaugh joined three other conservative justices in dissenting to a Supreme Court order that blocked an anti-abortion Louisiana law from going into effect; the law required […]

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