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Schumer: I Shouldn't Have Used Those Words

He clarifies criticism of court justices after rebuke from John Roberts

(Newser) - Chuck Schumer isn't exactly apologizing, but he did acknowledge he used the wrong words in his strong speech about certain Supreme Court justices Wednesday. Schumer was hit with backlash from Republicans and a rare rebuke from the chief justice after saying that Trump-appointed justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch... More »

Schumer Accused of Threatening Justices

Remarks were condemned in a rare statement from Chief Justice John Roberts

(Newser) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer "must pay a severe price" for saying two Supreme Court justice "will pay the price" if they decide to uphold restrictions on abortion, President Trump tweeted Wednesday. In a rare statement, Chief Justice John Roberts also criticized the Democrat, who said Trump appointees... More »

With 2 Trump Appointees, a Big SCOTUS First

Supreme Court will hear first major abortion case with Gorsuch, Kavanaugh on the bench

(Newser) - In 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, arguments on a similar law out of Louisiana will be heard by the high court, but with one "major difference," per NBC News : This time... More »

Buttigieg Campaign Sees Who Donations Are From, Returns Them

2 of Brett Kavanaugh's lawyers had donated thousands

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg’s campaign received $7,200 from Alexandra Walsh and $2,800 from Beth Wilkinson, but that money has since been returned to the top DC law partners after the donations were revealed. Why? Because they are part of Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, the Washington law firm that represented Brett... More »

Kavanaugh Controversy Picks Up Steam

Both sides of the debate are convinced they're right

(Newser) - A new allegation of sexual impropriety emerged over the weekend about Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, but it's one of those cases where the story about the story is a thing unto itself. Where we're at: Democrats say the new allegation is cause to impeach Kavanaugh, but his... More »

NYT Accused of 'Journalistic Malpractice' in Kavanaugh Story

Key detail was left out, critics say

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh's allies—including the man who nominated him to the Supreme Court—are pushing back against the latest sexual misconduct allegations against him. John McCormack at the National Review calls a New York Times story adapted from an upcoming book by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly a "... More »

Dems Use Same Word Reacting to Kavanaugh Allegations

At least 4 are calling for his impeachment

(Newser) - Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college, the AP reports. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over... More »

Kavanaugh Accused of More Sex Misconduct

Upcoming book from 'NYT' reporters claims that justice thrust his penis at 2 Yale students

(Newser) - The New York Times has new allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, and it involves another female classmate, this one from his undergraduate days at Yale. Deborah Ramirez tells Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who have a forthcoming book titled The Education of Brett ... More »

Hours Later, Candidate Flips on Confirming Kavanaugh

Amy McGrath now says she would have voted against nominee

(Newser) - Hours after saying in an interview that she probably would have voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for a spot on the Supreme Court, Amy McGrath had a change of heart. She tweeted later Wednesday that she would have opposed the newest justice, Roll Call reports. She had told the Louisville ... More »

Amy Chua's Daughter Wins a Clerkship

Yale professor defended Kavanaugh as a mentor during hearings

(Newser) - When Brett Kavanaugh was up for Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court last summer, Yale law professor Amy Chua came to his defense. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Chua praised Kavanaugh—who was facing sexual assault and misconduct accusations at the time—as a mentor to young lawyers,... More »

Divided Supreme Court OKs Lawsuit Against Apple

iPhone users sued over the App Store

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps, the AP reports. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to... More »

SCOTUS: Buddhist Minister Should Be Present at Execution

Texas inmate wins last-minute reprieve

(Newser) - A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners won a reprieve Thursday night from execution for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer after claiming his religious freedom would be violated if his Buddhist spiritual adviser wasn't allowed to be in the death chamber... More »

Kavanaugh Dissents as Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Law

Temporary stay granted in Louisiana case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has blocked a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana—but only temporarily. Chief Justice John Roberts, who voted to uphold an almost identical law in Texas in 2016, joined the court's four liberal justices in voting to block the law, which would require abortion providers to have... More »

Year's Most Notable Quote Comes From Rudy Giuliani

Yale ranks his 'the truth isn't the truth' line as No. 1 for 2018

(Newser) - Yale Law School is out with its annual list of the year's 10 most notable quotes, and it is not President Trump but one of his attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, that has the No. 1 spot. "The truth isn't the truth." Giuliani uttered it to NBC's... More »

Grassley Asks DoJ to Probe Kavanaugh Accuser

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says Julie Swetnick's allegations were not credible

(Newser) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday asked for a criminal investigation into whether Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, conspired to provide false statements to Congress and obstructed a congressional investigation during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the AP reports. Grassley wrote in... More »

Kavanaugh Now Has to Deal With Witches' Hex

A Brooklyn book store plans the public event this weekend

(Newser) - Brett Kavananaugh might want to peruse Witchipedia's entry on protection from curses . It's knowledge he'll apparently need Saturday when a Brooklyn book store hosts a public hexing of the newest Supreme Court justice. Thousands are interested in the sold-out event at Catland Books, though just 60 people... More »

Thousands March in Chicago

'Let's go vote!' they chant in Democratic stronghold

(Newser) - Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago on Saturday to express their displeasure at President Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election, the AP reports. The march took place after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women's March Chicago. The... More »

Years Ago, Someone Bought BrettKavanaugh.com

And it wasn't Brett Kavanaugh

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh is probably wishing he had purchased the domain that bears his name. But he didn't, and now, instead of being the latest Supreme Court justice's website, BrettKavanaugh.com is a webpage titled, "We Believe Survivors." "The start of Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure on... More »

She Tweeted About Kavanaugh Saturday, Is Now Out of a Job

Unnamed teacher voluntarily resigned

(Newser) - Tuesday marks Brett Kavanaugh's first day on the bench. For a Minnesota teacher, it also marks the end of a job. FOX 9 reports the unnamed Rosemount special education teacher's resignation was announced Tuesday, capping off a few days of contention over a tweet made about the new... More »

Trump Says Something You'll Rarely Hear

The president speaks at ceremonial event for Brett Kavanaugh

(Newser) - President Trump doesn't apologize often, so mark the day: "On behalf of the nation, I'd like to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you've been forced to endure," he said Monday at a White House ceremonial event... More »

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