Supreme Court Nominations

558 ABA Journal Supreme Court Nominations articles.

Some liberals suggest Justice Breyer should retire after Democratic Senate wins in Georgia
Justice Stephen G. Breyer hasn’t indicated when he plans to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, but some liberals say the timing should be sooner rather than later.
Chemerinsky: Looking back at the Supreme Court in 2020
Everyone, I am sure, will be glad to bid farewell to 2020 and looks forward to better things in 2021. As the year draws to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic is surging with a catastrophic loss of lives and serious illnesses, but there is the hope of vaccines soon becoming widely available. What were the most important stories about the U.S. Supreme Court during this plague year?
In election cases, Trump-appointed judges rule against Trump and allies, express skepticism
President Donald Trump’s campaign and those who support it have faced dozens of losses and skeptical judges, including some judges appointed by Trump.
Senate confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate on Monday evening confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate approved Barrett by a vote of 52 to 48. The only Republican to vote against her confirmation was Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

In written answers, Barrett notes ‘3 hurdles’ to overturning Affordable Care Act but avoids specifics
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett mentioned “three hurdles” to overturning the Affordable Care Act when she provided written answers Tuesday to follow-up questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members.
Senate Judiciary Committee sends Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to full Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to send the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate. The committee voted without the support of the 10 Democratic members, who boycotted the meeting.

4 major takeaways from the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings

We spoke to a number of legal experts across the ideological spectrum to get their thoughts on this week’s hearings. Here are four takeaways.

As SCOTUS confirmation hearing ends, a ‘well qualified’ Barrett avoids controversy and opinions
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett remained unflappable during her confirmation hearing this week, as she politely deflected questions about her views on cases establishing rights to abortion and same-sex marriage.
Barrett had ‘rare gift of lifting everyone around her;’ former clerk and law student praise her kindness
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is kind and brilliant, according to a former law clerk and a former law student who said she has been a mentor and source of encouragement.
What you need to know for Day 4 of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is done testifying, but her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee continues on Thursday.
Why Amy Coney Barrett got a ‘well qualified’ rating from ABA standing committee
Updated: Lawyers and judges who spoke with the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary had high praise for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Barrett won’t give her opinion on ‘contentious matter’ of climate change
Are climate change and global warming happening? U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said she wouldn't comment on the "contentious matter" at her confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Is Barrett an adequate Ginsburg replacement? Debate over philosophy is appropriate, she says
If a senator wants to vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett because of her judicial philosophy, she is OK with that.
‘I hope that you aren’t suggesting that I don’t have my own mind,’ Barrett tells senator
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, pushed back Wednesday when Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware contrasted decisions of the late Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.
SCOTUS nominee says she’d keep an open mind about cameras in the high court
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett said Wednesday her federal appeals court has allowed video recording of oral arguments, and she would keep an open mind about the issue in the high court.

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