Tag: Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retiring In July [VIDEO]

SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement set off immediate reactions from both sides of the aisle on the impact of the upcoming debate to replace a justice who has traditionally been the swing vote on the bench. How is this likely to impact the ideological makeup of the court? Kennedy’s retirement could have a profound effect…

Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest Supreme Court justice, taking the constitutional oath administered by Chief Justice John Roberts before taking part in a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House. The other eight justices were in attendance at the Supreme Court building in Washington, in addition to the widow and son…

2 Dems Announce Support For Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Two Democratic senators β€” Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota β€” said Thursday that they would vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Manchin, who frequently crosses the aisle to side with the GOP, said he found Gorsuch to be “an honest and thoughtful man,” and that…

Trump to Senate GOP: Go Nuclear on SCOTUS Vote

On Wednesday President Trump said that he would be fine with the Senate changing rules to pass his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, with just 50 votes as opposed to the necessary 60 required now. β€œYes, if we end up with the same gridlock we’ve had in Washington for longer than eight years, in all…

Trump Selects Judge Neil Gorsuch For SCOTUS

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night, saying in a speech at the White House: β€œThis may be the most transparent judicial process in history.” Gorsuch, 49, sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and is the youngest Supreme Court nominee in 25…

Senate Dems Will Filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to the fill the current vacancy. With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that…

The SCOTUS Considers Arguments on Same-sex Marriage [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court considers a variety of arguments in opposition to same-sex marriage, but Justice Kennedy will likely have the final say. Ginsburg chimed in when Justices Roberts and Kennedy began to fret about whether the court had a right to challenge centuries of tradition.β€œMarriage today is not what it was under the common law…