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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The Hill: Democrats won’t let Kavanaugh debate die

  Democrats say they see the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as not only a big issue in the November midterms but also in the 2020 election cycle, once Kavanaugh has had an impact on landmark legal decisions. …”Kavanaugh’s going to provide the fifth vote on all kinds of controversial decisions that are probably […]

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The Cut: Republican Senator Hides in Men’s Bathroom When Confronted by Sexual-Assault Survivors

  Last week, two sexual-assault survivors confronted Republican senator and key Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake in an elevator, urging him to reconsider his decision to approve Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as Supreme Court justice. Flake went on to change his position, delaying his vote until a weeklong FBI investigation is completed. Meanwhile, survivors have not quieted down. On Monday, […]

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