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Cory Gardner Reveals His Vote on Trump's SCOTUS Pick

Senator will vote to confirm, he announces

(Newser) - Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, one of the Republicans who had been seen as a possible flip in the party's push to get a new Supreme Court justice confirmed, won't flip. "When a president exercises constitutional authority to name a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the...

If GOP SCOTUS Plan Works, Democrats Should Act in Kind

Time for them to play 'constitutional hardball'

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is now Ruthless—and Democrats should be the same way if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell manages to "get a midnight Trump nominee to the Supreme Court confirmed" and Democrats take both the White House and Senate, writes Scott Lemiuex at NBC News . Lemiuex, a political...

Cory Gardner in Spotlight Over Senate SCOTUS Vote

Colorado senator seen as a possible no vote on successor before Election Day

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell already had two GOP senators say they don't think the Senate should vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor before Election Day. And Republicans have only a three-vote majority over Democrats, meaning McConnell wants no more defections. So who might flip? The New York Times has Colorado'...

Trump Suggests RBG's Dying Wish Was a Hoax

He suspects 'shifty Schiff' was behind it

(Newser) - President Trump is questioning whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a dying wish about her successor. Trump told Fox & Friends Monday that he suspected the wish Ginsburg reportedly dictated to granddaughter Clara Spera had been cooked up by congressional Democrats, Politico reports. "I don't know that she said...

Capitol Will Give RBG a Rare Honor
Capitol Will Give 
RBG a Rare Honor

Capitol Will Give RBG a Rare Honor

She will be 2nd justice to lie in state there

(Newser) - The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow for public viewing despite the coronavirus pandemic, the court said Monday. Ginsburg’s casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at the top of...

Trump: I&#39;ve Got 5 Names on My Short List
Florida Connection Improves
Odds of One Court Contender
the rundown

Florida Connection Improves Odds of One Court Contender

President says his pick might come Friday or Saturday

(Newser) - President Trump told Fox News on Monday that he expects to name his choice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday, reports the Hill . Trump says he has five names on his short list, though he did not say who they were. One leading contender is thought to...

GOP Senators: This Isn&#39;t Hypocrisy
GOP Senators:
This Isn't

GOP Senators: This Isn't Hypocrisy

'Reap what you sow': Lindsey Graham cites rule changes, Brett Kavanaugh treatment

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell and top Senate Republicans are expected to meet Monday to talk strategy on the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy , and all GOP senators will meet Tuesday, reports Politico . McConnell can't afford any more defections toward his goal of confirming a nominee before the election, after Sens. Susan Collins...

Pelosi Won't Rule Out Another Impeachment

The House Speaker says 'we have arrows in our quiver' for Supreme Court battle

(Newser) - Another Trump impeachment? Or one of William Barr? Nancy Pelosi refused to rule them out Sunday on ABC 's This Week with George Stephanopoulos should the Senate try to push through a Supreme Court nominee during the lame duck session. "Well, we have our options," Pelosi said....

Biden: This Isn't Just About the Supreme Court

The Democratic candidate makes his case in Philadelphia

(Newser) - Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus, the AP reports. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jolted the presidential campaign just six weeks...

Murkowski: 'My Position Has Not Changed' on Court Vacancy

The Alaska Republican opposes drive to fill Ginsburg's seat before Nov. 3

(Newser) - First, Sen. Susan Collins . Now Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's also against filling the Supreme Court vacancy before the election—a hotbutton issue that has America's political temperature in the red, the New York Times reports. "For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking...

The Scenario in Which Kelly Could Stop Trump's Pick

Arizona's race is a special election, and GOP agrees winner can take office quickly

(Newser) - "I believe the people elected to the presidency and Senate in November should fill this vacancy," Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly said in a statement Saturday about choosing the next US Supreme Court justice. Similar statements by other Senate candidates this fall wouldn't mean much, because they wouldn'...

Crowd Chants 'Fill That Seat,' and Trump Says He Will

The president spoke before thousands in Fayetteville, NC

(Newser) - Taking the stage Saturday night at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” President Trump said he would nominate his selection to the Supreme Court despite Democrats' objections. “That’s what we're going to do. We're going to fill the seat,”...

Trump Clashes With Susan Collins Over Supreme Court Pick

And he says his nominee will 'mostly likely' be female

(Newser) - President Trump said Saturday that his pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would probably come in the next week and would "most likely" be a woman, the AP reports. He also disagreed with a Republican who broke ranks, Sen....

RBG's Death Raises New Specter: a Lame-Duck Confirmation

And mourners grieve over loss of powerful Supreme Court judge

(Newser) - Hundreds of people sang "Amazing Grace" on Friday evening for a lost icon of justice—Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court flag stood at half-mast in Washington, DC, as people tweeted photos and videos of the hushed scene, where mourners also sang "America the Beautiful" and John Lennon'...

Trump: GOP Has &#39;Obligation&#39; to Move &#39;Without Delay&#39;
Trump to Senate:
Vote 'Without Delay'

Trump to Senate: Vote 'Without Delay'

Republicans have the 'obligation' to move on high court pick, Trump tweets

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider "without delay" his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election, the AP reports. The White House was making preparations to select a nominee...

Meet the Judge That Trump's Reportedly Been 'Saving'

Amy Coney Barrett is at the top of the short list

(Newser) - With the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg , there's now an opening on the US Supreme Court, and with that a few possibilities to be President Trump's nominee, if he's indeed the one to make that nomination. USA Today reports on some names now being floated, including Allison...

Trump, Biden React to Death of Ginsburg

From president, a 'titan of the law'; from former VP, an 'American hero' and 'relentless voice'

(Newser) - A "titan of the law." That's how President Trump described late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night after learning of her death from complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. "Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents ... Justice Ginsburg demonstrated...

Obama Has a Message for Republican Senators on RBG

Dems remind GOP of their remarks in 2016 on filling an empty SCOTUS seat during election year

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell vowed late Friday that a vote will be held on President Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, who died Friday at 87. But prominent Democrats, including Barack Obama, are pushing back, digging up the remarks of McConnell and other GOP senators from...

McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

Senate majority leader explains why in a Friday night statement

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell wasted no time in making clear that the nominee President Trump selects to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." In a Friday night statement that acknowledged Ginsburg's "extraordinary American life,"...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
The Statement RBG
Dictated Before Her Death

The Statement RBG Dictated Before Her Death

Supreme Court Justice died of complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, DC, reports the AP . She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court says; it was her fifth bout with cancer since 1999. NPR reports that in the days before her death, Ginsburg...

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