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The must-see moments from Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its first week of confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett today. The committee will vote next Thursday on whether to advance Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate. Judge Barrett’s answers to questions from Senators over the past four days demonstrate her extensive knowledge of the

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Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she stressed that she would be her own judge and sought to create distance between herself and past positions. Barrett’s confirmation to take the seat of the

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Supreme Court’s Census ruling a ‘bitter pill’ to tribes, advocates

The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount. The court blocked lower courts that had ordered the bureau to continue counting until Oct. 31 and

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Arizona faces back-to-back court hearings with weeks to Election Day

The road to the ballot box in Arizona apparently runs through the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard two cases in just the past two days concerning ballots and voter registration in the state. Late Tuesday night, the court ruled in one of those cases, reversing a lower court order that had extended

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Early end ordered to Arizona’s voter registration extension

An appeals court on Tuesday night ordered an early end to an extension of Arizona’s voter registration deadline that was ordered by a judge after pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in people signing up to vote. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said voter registration will end on Thursday, instead of Oct. 23, concluding

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Amy Coney Barrett: ‘I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law’

It’s day two of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court. As expected, Judge Barrett is proving that she understands our Constitution and the importance of separation of powers far better than Senate Democrats do. Since fewer than one-third of Americans want the Senate to reject Barrett’s nomination, Democrats have made

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