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GOP maneuvers to challenge battleground absentee ballots

Republicans are keeping their legal options open to challenge absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, if the battleground state could swing President Donald Trump’s reelection. A top Democratic lawyer says the suits are meant to sow doubt about the results and lack merit. Two federal lawsuits aim to prevent absentee votes from being counted. The GOP already

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Amy Coney Barrett: ‘Judges are not policymakers’

President Trump announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as his nominee for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court this Saturday. In doing so, the President fulfilled one of his most sacred duties under the Constitution. Judge Barrett is exceptionally qualified for the High Court. A graduate of Rhodes College

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Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee, is Scalia’s heir

Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president’s choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia. Like Scalia, for whom she once clerked, she is a committed Roman Catholic and a devotee of his favored interpretation of the Constitution known

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AP Explains: What’s next for Trump’s Supreme Court pick?

President Donald Trump has chosen Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sending the nomination to the Senate with hopes of a quick confirmation fewer than 40 days before the presidential election. Republicans are eyeing a vote in late October, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn’t yet said for certain

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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

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