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Conservatives United, Excited As SCOTUS Hearings Get Underway

“Today we have reason to celebrate,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told activists and the press following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s opening hearing Monday on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. “Judge Barrett is very soon going to be confirmed as Justice Barrett.” Cruz joined fellow Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) Josh Hawley

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Barrett to face senators on health care, legal precedent

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators’ questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day of confirmation hearings on track to lock in a conservative court majority for years to come. The mood is likely to shift to a more confrontational tone as

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Graham, Harris share spotlight as Barrett hearings begin

Senate Republicans are vowing a quick confirmation for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as the party — undeterred by coronavirus infections or other distractions — rushes to put conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the high court before the Nov. 3 election. The process starts Monday with hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The

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Court blocks order giving voters more time to fix unsigned mail ballots

A federal appeals court Tuesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling that would have given Arizona voters five days past Election Day to fix early ballots that were accidentally filed without a signature. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means current law stands – for now –

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Supreme Court to review Arizona voting laws overturned as discriminatory

The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear Arizona’s defense of two election laws, on ballot-collecting and out-of-precinct voting, that were struck down by a lower court earlier this year as racially discriminatory. The controversial voting restrictions are still in effect, as the lower court’s ruling was put on hold for a potential Supreme

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Court says House can sue White House over funds diverted to border wall

Critics of the Trump administration’s border wall on Monday welcomed a court ruling that breathed new life into a congressional lawsuit challenging the White House’s decision to divert funds to the project from other agencies. The ruling Friday by a panel of a federal circuit court in Washington said President Donald Trump’s decision to shift

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