September 22, 2020

Politics

Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice

If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP’s Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Kelly has maintained a consistent polling lead over Republican Sen. Martha McSally,

Opinion

Opinion: For Trial Lawyers, COVID-19 Is Just Another Feather In Their Cap

There’s no question the coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our nation. It has caused the deaths of more than 190,000 Americans, brought about unprecedented economic turmoil, and continues to harm the lives of everyday people. But not everyone is lamenting the devastation wrought by the coronavirus. Indeed, for certain trial lawyers, COVID-19 isn’t

International

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces a deeply polarized world

The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to work together and preserve the organization’s most important success since its founding: avoiding a military confrontation between the major global powers. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for a revival of multilateralism — the foundation of the

National

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a favorite to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the start of a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it’s too close to the November election. Trump said he

Opinion

Opinion: After Ginsburg’s Death, Will Democrats Pack the Court?

The big question looming over Mitch McConnell’s promise to hold a vote on Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is whether the Democrats, should they win both the White House and Senate, will then add (and fill) more seats to the Supreme Court. Although Joe Biden declined to join most

National

Ivanka Trump and AG Barr announce over $100 million to fight human trafficking

Last month, the U.S. Marshals Service led a two-week operation alongside Georgia state and local officers to rescue endangered missing children in Atlanta and Macon. “Operation Not Forgotten” resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe locating of 13 other children, and the arrest of nine criminal associates. Investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants and