Raw Story: Efforts to oust Maine Republican Susan Collins intensify after Kavanaugh’s anti-abortion vote

  After Justice Brett Kavanaugh was condemned on Thursday for declaring “war” on Roe v. Wade by dissenting against the Supreme Court’s decision to block a Louisiana anti-abortion law, reproductive rights groups quickly turned their ire toward Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) for casting the decisive vote to confirm the right-wing judge—and ramped up their efforts to oust her in 2020. […]

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Vox: Study: Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative than those of past Republican presidents

  President Donald Trump’s judicial appointees are more conservative, on average, than those nominated by former Republican presidents, according to a new study commissioned by liberal activist group Demand Justice. The study, which was conducted by progressive think tank Data for Progress, found that Trump judicial appointees were, on average, 20 percent more conservative than George […]

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CNN: White House plans to send 50 judicial nominees to new Congress

  The White House on Tuesday night announced its intention to renominate 50 judicial nominees, rekindling a battle between Republicans, who hope to capitalize on their record-breaking judicial success from the last Congress, and Democrats, who have lashed out at some of President Donald Trump’s more controversial nominees. …”Kavanaugh’s confirmation awakened progressives to the importance […]

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NPR: Trump’s Judicial Appointments Were Confirmed At Historic Pace In 2018

  The Trump administration more than doubled the number of judges it confirmed to federal appeals courts in 2018, exceeding the pace of the last five presidents and stocking the courts with lifetime appointees who could have profound consequences for civil rights, the environment and government regulations. …With that political reality in mind, left-leaning groups […]

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The Hill: Feeling heat from the left, Dems reject judges deal

  …Senate leaders usually agree to a package of judicial and executive nominees before a major holiday recess. Judicial nominees, in particular, have been a top priority of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who views them as the party’s best chance to shape the political leaning of the country’s courts for decades. But Schumer has faced increasing […]

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