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U.S. Supreme Court about to take a sharp turn. But where?

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 — This year’s election is primed to have a major impact on the lives of U.S. citizens as well as the nation’s future. To say that the ideological balance of the Supreme Court is currently at stake is an understatement; if the next president serves two terms, the court will look nothing like it ...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch removes herself from SCOTUS consideration

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 – U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked to be removed from consideration to be the next Supreme Court Justice. DOJ spokeswoman Melanie Newman made the announcement in a statement early Tuesday. “The attorney general determined that the limitations inherent in the nomination process would curtail her effectiveness in her current role.” ...

Obama expected to announce Supreme Court nominee soon

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 – Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says that President Obama will soon announce his nominee to replace former Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Scalia passed away on February 13. Senator Reid said it was the Senate’s duty to conduct a confirmation process on a nomination. Reid ...

SHOCKER: Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at 79

WASHINGTON, February 13, 2016 – BREAKING: Tragic news today is being reported out of Texas, where Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday morning, apparently from natural causes as several sources report. According to SFGate.com, “Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort ...

Weekend political roundup: Supreme court, primaries, and immigration

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2014 – Primaries, the Supreme Court, and immigration were three of the top political stories this week. The Supreme Court issued some important opinions this week. Among the most significant were these four: 1. In a unanimous ruling, the Court affirmed the Senate’s role in the appointment process. The Court ruled in ...