Supreme Court Nominations

558 ABA Journal Supreme Court Nominations articles.

DC Circuit nominee under fire for college writings on race, feminism, date rape

Federal appeals court nominee Neomi Rao wrote about how to avoid date rape (“stay reasonably sober”) and “touchy-feely talk of tolerance” in a series of controversial opinion articles published during…

White House readies short list of possible replacements for Justice Ginsburg

The White House reportedly began quiet preparations for a possible replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she missed oral arguments this week.

The White House has…

Kavanaugh keeps a low profile since his confirmation, breaks with conservatives in a few votes

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh appears to be staying out of the limelight since a tumultuous Supreme Court confirmation hearing in which he strongly denied allegations of sexual assault.

Kavanaugh has…

Stop stabbing in the front: Bring balance and civility to work

Anger and frustration have been stirred up from many corners. Yet, while it’s not surprising that emotions run hot when the stakes are high, there is a fundamental takeaway from this current cultural climate: We need new ways of relating to each other.

Retired Justice Kennedy says civic dialogue has reached ‘a low point’

Retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy says that Americans have “hit a low point in our civic dialogue.”

Kennedy spoke Friday at Stanford University in a question-and-answer session with law dean…

Grassley refers Avenatti and client to DOJ for criminal investigation over Kavanaugh accusations
A woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of attending parties where gang rapes occurred has been referred to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation along with the lawyer who represents her, Michael Avenatti.
Justice Ginsburg says Congress is the ‘obvious culprit’ in polarized judicial confirmation battles
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an appearance on Wednesday that Congress is to blame for divisive judicial confirmation battles.
Texas judge is criticized after closing courtroom to protest confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

Some lawyers are criticizing a judge’s decision to close his misdemeanor courtroom for a day to protest the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge John…

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has received complaints about Brett Kavanaugh’s statements during hearings on his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a statement Saturday by a judge on the federal appeals court.

Senate confirms Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

The Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday following a tempestuous confirmation battle in which the federal appeals judge strongly denied allegations of sexual assault.

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters held rally across from ABA’s Chicago headquarters

Protesters opposing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh held a demonstration across from the American Bar Association headquarters in Chicago on Thursday.

The crowd numbered around 30 at 5 p.m.,…

ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary reopens Kavanaugh evaluation
The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary sent a letter on Friday to the Senate Judiciary Committee to inform them that they will be reopening their evaluation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Former Justice Stevens announces his opposition to Kavanaugh; nominee makes his case in op-ed

Updated: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has written a Wall Street Journal op-ed acknowledging his emotional Senate Judiciary Committee testimony and pledging to keep an open mind if he…

FBI report on Kavanaugh is sent to Senate; confirmation vote could be Saturday
The FBI has completed its supplemental report on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sent it to the Senate, where senators began to view it Thursday in a secure room at the Capitol.
After student protests, Kavanaugh tells Harvard Law School he won’t teach in January

Brett Kavanaugh has informed Harvard Law School that he won’t teach his class on the Supreme Court in January.

Students were informed of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee’s decision in…

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