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Supreme Court Nominations

562 ABA Journal Supreme Court Nominations articles.

Democrats at Barrett confirmation hearing focus on health law, even as they label proceedings a ‘sham’

Democrats focused on the Affordable Care Act in their opening statements Monday morning at the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett rated ‘well qualified’ for Supreme Court by ABA standing committee

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has received a "well qualified" rating from a substantial majority of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

Amy Coney Barrett signed 2006 ad calling for end to ‘barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade’

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett is under fire after disclosure of a 2006 ad she signed opposing “abortion on demand” and calling for an end to “the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade.”

SCOTUS is back in session amid a loss, a heated election and a world health crisis

The U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes for its new term on Oct. 5 with grief in the air after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a confirmation battle and election controversies swirling all around it and the court’s operations still disrupted by the pandemic.

Chemerinsky: The Supreme Court returns to a term like no other

No other first Monday in October, the traditional start of a new U.S. Supreme Court term, ever has been like this one. With the country still in the midst of a pandemic, oral arguments will be held by telephone as they were in May. The justices and the country are still reeling from the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18. Looming large is the coming confirmation battle over the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who would add another staunch conservative to the court.

Afternoon Briefs: Barrett’s net worth, Trump’s quick decision revealed; Satanic Temple sues

Trump offered SCOTUS nomination to Barrett the same day he met with her

President Donald Trump offered the U.S. Supreme Court nomination to Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Sept. 21,…

Barrett’s expansive view of Second Amendment could provide fifth vote to strike down gun laws

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett has written just one Second Amendment opinion—a dissent—but the analysis shows that she is likely to go further to protect gun rights than her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Would Barrett ax the Affordable Care Act? She has expressed some views; severability is a question mark

Liberal groups are running ads warning that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court. What are her views on the subject?

Barrett spoke at program to inspire Christian worldview in law; critics fear influence of ‘dogma’

Critics suggest that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s religious views will influence her opinions on abortion and LGBTQ rights. They point to her frequent participation in an event for law students and in a charismatic Christian group called People of Praise as evidence.

Trump praises Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s ‘sterling credentials’ as he nominates her to the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he is nominating U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the Sept. 18 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Recusal a controversial issue for Lagoa after ruling keeping many Florida felons from voting

A recent recusal decision by potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barbara Lagoa has raised questions about how she would deal with the issue if she is nominated and confirmed.

How losing RBG could shape criminal justice for years to come

Juvenile lifers, victims of police misconduct and immigrants convicted of minor crimes are among those with a lot at stake before the changing court

Meet Joan Larsen, a former Democratic volunteer, who is another potential SCOTUS nominee

U.S. Circuit Judge Joan Larsen, a conservative judge on President Donald Trump’s short list of possible U.S.…

Afternoon Briefs: Mueller prosecutor has regrets in tell-all book; federal courthouse is a hurricane casualty

Book by Mueller prosecutor says more could have been done

A book by Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller said the office failed to fully investigate…

History shows how SCOTUS nominations play out in election years

There are parallels between President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s recess appointment of William J. Brennan Jr. and the vacancy created by the Sept. 18 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just weeks before the presidential election, 1956 “was a very different time from what is happening now,” says Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute.

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