Raw Story: House Democrats under pressure to investigate Brett Kavanaugh for possible perjury

According to a report at The Daily Beast, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is under increasing pressure from progressive groups to open an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over accusations he perjured himself during his congressional hearings. While Nadler is fending off a growing number of House Democrats who want to open impeachment […]

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The Daily Beast: Progressive Group Goes After Nadler…but Not Impeachment

As House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) contends with a growing push among his fellow Democrats to move toward impeachment proceedings against President Trump, he finds himself receiving incoming on another front. A leading progressive group is demanding that the congressman get moving on unearthing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s past positions on abortion. In April, Demand Justice, a […]

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Washington Post: How Republicans are leaving Democrats in the dust on judicial confirmations

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fills the judiciary with conservatives, and does so boldly and volubly, Republicans campaign on federal and Supreme Court nominations. Meanwhile, Democrats have been largely passive about the courts, rarely mentioning them, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin wrote in the New Yorker last week. “Consider, for example, the […]

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New York Times: The Shifting Standards of Mitch McConnell

When it came to filling a Supreme Court vacancy during the 2016 presidential election year, Senator Mitch McConnell had a constant refrain: Let the people decide. But should a high court seat become open in 2020, Mr. McConnell has already decided himself. “Oh, we’d fill it,” Mr. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, gleefully […]

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New York Daily News: Pro-choice activists push Jerry Nadler to subpoena Justice Kavanaugh’s abortion opinions penned under the first Bush White House

With Southern states passing harsh new abortion restrictions aimed squarely at bringing a challenge in the Supreme Court, pro-choice activists are turning to one lawmaker who could be key to helping their cause, but hasn’t — New York Rep. Jerry Nadler. Nadler has long been a supporter of abortion rights, but a mix of pro-choice […]

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NBC: Progressive group launches ads hitting Michael Bennet on judicial nominations

WASHINGTON — Demand Justice, a progressive group fighting President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations, is elevating its battle with Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., over the issue with a new spate of advertisements targeting Bennet’s presidential bid.  The group has been a regular critic of Bennet’s, giving him an ‘F’ grade on its scorecard ranking lawmakers’ “willingness […]

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Chicago Tribune: Kirsten Gillibrand has a litmus test for Supreme Court justices she’d appoint as president. They must back Roe v. Wade.

Kirsten Gillibrand is promising that, if elected president, she’ll only appoint Supreme Court justices who will support the Roe v. Wade decision, imposing a key legal litmus test that’s consistent with most Democrats’ values but which White House contenders don’t usually express so openly. The Democratic senator from New York writes in a Tuesday Medium post that […]

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WMUR: Progressive judicial group targets Democrat Michael Bennet in TV, digital ads

MANCHESTER, N.H.—The first New Hampshire issue-based television ad of the 2020 presidential campaign will hit Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet about a week after he announced his candidacy for president. The attack comes from a progressive issues advocacy group, Demand Justice, which is dedicated to blocking President Donald Trump’s attempts to appoint right-of-center judges. The group […]

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HuffPost: 2020 Democrats In The Senate Just Helped Trump Confirm His Judges

WASHINGTON ― Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate have been voting in lockstep against President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees all year. But Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) quietly broke from the pack on Thursday to vote to confirm Rodolfo Ruiz to a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. And […]

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