Antonin Scalia

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2019

    Abortion, Immigrants, LGBT Rights Top High Court's New Term

    Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. Guns could be part of a term with plenty of high-profile cases and at...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 26, 2019

    Senate Confirms Scalia to Lead Department of Labor

    Eugene Scalia, son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to head the Department of Labor.

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    Trump's Cabinet Has Had More Ex-Lobbyists Than Obama or Bush

    In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The Cabinet choices are another sign that Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” is a catchy campaign...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2019

    Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary

    President Donald Trump has selected lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor secretary. Trump tweeted news of the planned nomination on Thursday evening, less than a week after his previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned amid renewed criticism of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2019

    Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary

    On Twitter, President Donald Trump announced that the son of late Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia would fill Alexander Acosta’s position.

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2018

    Supreme Court Keeps a Lower Profile, But for How Long?

    The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually solicitous of each other in the courtroom since Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and several have voiced concern that the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2018

    Trump Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Donor's Wife, Presley, Scalia

    President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other “extraordinary Americans” with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make “outstanding contributions to American life and culture” have received the medal, Trump said, adding that it was his “true privilege” to present it to six men...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2018

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court, Quickly Sworn in, Major Trump Victory

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come. Even as...

  • Attorney General Oct 6, 2018

    Senate Confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    Vice President Mike Pence announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2018

    Supreme Court Term Starts in Shadow of Kavanaugh

    It’s the storm before the calm at the Supreme Court. Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. The televised spectacle was filled with disturbing allegations of sexual assault and Kavanaugh’s angry, emotional denial. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of the marshal’s gavel and not a camera...

  • Associated Press Sep 28, 2018

    Key Moments From the Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judicial Committee about allegations that Ford was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school. Here are some of the key moments during the hearing.

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2018

    If Rosenstein Leaves Justice Department, What Happens Next?

    The investigation into Russian election interference is often called the Mueller probe, but it’s Rod Rosenstein who oversees it. Rosenstein’s fate as deputy attorney general remains in the air after reports last week that he floated the idea of recording President Donald Trump. Rosenstein went to the White House on Monday amid conflicting reports about his fate in the administration....

  • JUDGE Sep 21, 2018

    For Kavanaugh, Path Forward Could Be Like Clarence Thomas'

    When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. “It doesn’t matter how you got here. All that matters now is what you do here,” Thomas recounted in his 2007 memoir, “My...

  • Donald Trump Sep 8, 2018

    What We've Learned About Kavanaugh After Senate Hearings

    The less said, the better. That’s the mantra of any nominee before the Senate, especially when the White House and Senate are in the same party’s hands. The aim, after all, is to win confirmation, and in these partisan times, an ill-chosen phrase can be damaging to a nominee’s prospects. Like high court nominees before him, Judge Brett Kavanaugh stuck...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2018

    Trump Taking Supreme Court Fight to Montana, North Dakota

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the home of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. Trump’s strategy aims to turn the screws on the lawmakers, Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who find themselves caught between...

  • JUDGE Sep 6, 2018

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on the Second Amendment

    Democrats have described Brett Kavanaugh as “a true Second Amendment radical” who is “far outside the mainstream of legal thought” — more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The criticism stems from Kavanaugh’s dissent in a 2011 appeals court ruling that upheld the District of Columbia’s law banning semi-automatic rifles....
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein cited the judge’s 2011 dissent in her...

  • Associated Press Aug 9, 2018

    Republicans Push for New Supreme Court Justice as Democrats Make Case for Waiting

    News of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is stoking arguments between Republicans, who are pushing to confirm a new justice by fall, and Democrats, who argue a vote should wait until after the November midterms. Kennedy was a key swing vote among the nine justices.

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2018

    Born Inside Beltway, Kavanaugh Part of GOP Legal Elite

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2018

    Trump's Supreme Court Pick: What to Know About the Top 4

    President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his Supreme Court nominee Monday at 9 p.m. ET. He is expected to choose among four top candidates drawn from a longer list of conservative contenders. Trump was tasked with nominating his second Supreme Court pick after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last month. Here’s what you should know about each of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2018

    Trump Closes in on Supreme Court Pick; 3 Judges Top List

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he’s considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “I think I have it down to four people. And I think of the four people I have it down to three or two,”...

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