US Supreme Court Posts

Divided Senate Confirms Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

Senate Confirms Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination: (“The Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court’s 114th justice on Saturday by one of the narrowest margins in the institution’s history, as police stood guard and protesters’ shouts of ‘shame, shame’ echoed through the Senate chamber. * * * The 50-to-48 vote capped off a brutal confirmation fight that underscored how deeply polarized the nation has become under President Trump, who has now successfully placed two justices on the nation’s highest court, cementing a conservative majority.”)

Brett Kavanaugh: A Few Articles

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh?  A Supreme Court Reading Guide: (“President Trump proposed a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Here, the best reporting to date on the Supreme Court nominee.”)

DC Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh Is SCOTUS Nominee

Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court: (“President Trump on Monday nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, to fill Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, setting up an epic confirmation battle and potentially cementing the court’s rightward tilt for a generation. * * * Presenting Judge Kavanaugh at the White House, Mr. Trump described him as ‘one of the finest and sharpest legal minds in our time,’ and declared him a jurist who would set aside his political views and apply the Constitution ‘as written.'”)

Justice Kennedy to Retire; Trump to Announce List of Five Replacements

Trump Says He Has Narrowed List of Possible Supreme Court Picks to Five: (“President Donald Trump said on Friday that he planned to interview one or two candidates this weekend at his Bedminster, N.J., resort to fill Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat, and plans to announce his final pick on July 9. * * * “I’ve got it narrowed to about five,” he said, including two women. * * * The president also said he wouldn’t specifically ask candidates about Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling making abortion legal. However, a potential nominee’s approach to the issue has been a factor in creating Mr. Trump’s list of 25 conservative candidates.”)

US Supreme Court Says SEC Judicial Appointments Unlawful

SEC Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule: (“The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that in-house judges at the Securities and Exchange Commission had been deciding cases without constitutional authorization. * * * The in-house judges, known as administrative law judges, were appointed by staff members rather than by the five-member commission itself. That ran afoul of the Constitution’s appointments clause, Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the majority in the 7-to-2 decision.”)

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