FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two believers in the conservative judicial philosophy of the late Antonin Scalia are highlighting starkly different resumes while making their case to voters in competing for...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Thursday that it would benefit U.S. judges to study how other countries handle cases related to important global subjects such as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate on Thursday confirmed lawyer Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as President Donald Trump's new labor...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led Senate committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley is expressing concern about President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, questioning Eugene Scalia's record on whistleblower...
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A $50 million gift made earlier this year to Virginia's largest public university was given specifically to "promote the conservative principles of governance," newly released...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Supreme Court justices are aware of how decisions made along partisan lines can damage the credibility of the institution, Justice Elena Kagan said Thursday at a judicial...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the body of former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the court on Monday.
Stevens died on Tuesday at age 99. He served nearly 35 years...
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Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2019. There are 185 days left in the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate majority leader says if there's a vacancy on the Supreme Court during next year's election cycle, the Republican-controlled Senate would likely confirm a nominee...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate the constitutional and appellate attorney Christopher Landau to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, the White Houses announced Tuesday.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School is getting a $50 million donation that will allow the university to hire 13 new faculty chairs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating administration official Neomi Rao to fill the appeals court seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump said Tuesday that he was nominating Rao for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rao currently serves as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which is part of the Office of Management and Budget.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.
Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Five Supreme Court justices helped unveil a statue of their former colleague, Antonin Scalia, at the law school that now bears his name.
George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School debuted the bronze statue Thursday at its Arlington campus. Chief Justice John Roberts and justices Samuel Alito, Neal Gorsuch, Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas joined Scalia's family for the unveiling.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in doubt, Justice Elena Kagan discussed how the court worked "super hard" in the past to overcome the unusual scenario of a 4-4 split it is due to encounter next week.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that Democrats have turned the Senate's traditional role of providing advice and consent into "obstruct and oppose" when it comes to President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.
Speaking to the Republican National Lawyers Association, Pence said Democrats are "pulling out all the stops" to defeat Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York.
Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join other notable Italian Americans, including Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, Madonna, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and boxing legend Rocky Marciano.
A look at the four judges thought to be President Donald Trump's top contenders to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court:
NAME: Amy Coney Barrett
AGE-BIRTHDATE: 46, Jan. 28, 1972
BIRTHPLACE: New Orleans.
EDUCATION: B.A., Rhodes College, 1994; J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1997.
CURRENT JOB: Since 2017: Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge Thursday ruled against a group seeking details of the Koch Foundation's gifts to a Virginia university.
The Koch Foundation has given tens of millions of dollars over the years to George Mason University, more than any school in the country. The relationship faced increased scrutiny after the university named its law school for conservative jurist Antonin Scalia in 2016, in conjunction with a Koch Foundation donation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination is expected on Monday, with three federal judges leading the pack. Here's a look at who they are (plus three more who haven't been completely counted out just yet):
AMY CONEY BARRETT
Barrett, 46, was a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia and a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal judge last fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices so far. Who are they?
NEW YORK (AP) — So how do you ask 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to let you bring video cameras into the gym to record her workout?
The answer, according to the makers of the "RBG" documentary that's in theaters now and bound for CNN later this year, is "very meekly."
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha attorney Jonathan Papik was sworn in to the Nebraska Supreme Court on Monday by U.S. Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Papik served as Gorsuch's law clerk, and the judge said Papik has a natural judicial temperament.
"Where character is concerned, Jonathan Papik arrived in my chambers fully formed," Gorsuch said, describing his former clerk as a hard-worker who was "precise in his reasons, confident, but never brash."
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha attorney will fill a vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Wednesday.
The governor's office said Ricketts has chosen Jonathan J. Papik to replace Justice Max Kelch, who resigned after less than two years on the bench following an ethics complaint filed against him.
Sen. Ernie Chambers is seeking to disbar Kelch, who he has frequently condemned during floor debate for inappropriate conduct.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association pounced when former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, declared at an AFL-CIO event in Cleveland that the death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia "happened at a good time."
Scalia remains a hero to many gun owners and the NRA alerted its members to Strickland's disrespect. It was part of a barrage by the group to portray its one-time ally as an anti-gun politician interested only in money and power.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled Arizona House on Tuesday voted to ban cities and towns from requiring nonprofit groups that spend money in elections to disclosure their donors.
The proposal would essentially negate a public vote next month in Tempe that would require nonprofits that spend more than $1,000 in local elections to reveal their donors.
The House action now goes to the Senate for consideration.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court are pursuing what's supposed to be a nonpartisan job, but they demonstrated during a Monday forum that voters have a trio of distinct ideologies to choose from in two weeks.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Von G. Keetch, a Salt Lake City attorney who represented the Mormon church and served in senior posts in the church's leadership, has died.
Spokesman Eric Hawkins of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says Keetch died Friday night after what Hawkins called a "brief and sudden illness." Keetch was 57.
Keetch was an attorney with Kirton McConkie, a firm that represented the church, and he was the executive director of the church's public affairs department.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tom Cruise, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are among the 51 people nominated for the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The hall honors people in five categories who live or have lived in New Jersey. Cruise spent part of his early years growing up in New Jersey, and Colbert lives in Montclair. Scalia was born in Trenton.
Other nominees include former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, author Fran Lebowitz and publisher Steve Forbes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last month, Justice Stephen Breyer was confronted at a Washington-area airport by a reporter for a celebrity website who asked him about his favorite books and movies. In video of the interaction , Breyer looks mildly amused. The two men with him don't.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch says that suppressing disagreement in the name of civility is wrong.
Gorsuch tells a conference of lawyers meeting near the high court that he's worried that college students with unpopular views aren't "able to express themselves."
The newest Supreme Court justice says civility "doesn't mean suppressing disagreement."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's speech to the Values Voters (all times local):
President Donald Trump reviewed his accomplishments this year in a speech to social conservatives.
Trump told the annual Values Voter summit in Washington he's followed through on promise after promise since taking office.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court earlier this year he got Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, his office and his elk, Leroy.
In recent appearances, Gorsuch has been telling the story of how the elk — actually just its mounted head — came to be his office mate.
The story starts more than a decade ago when Scalia shot the elk on a hunting trip and had its head mounted and hung in his Supreme Court office.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general.
The vote was 50-47 for Noel Francisco, a former clerk to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Francisco has served as the principal deputy solicitor general since January of this year.
The solicitor general is the top legal advocate for the government, arguing cases before the Supreme Court. The high court opens its term in two weeks, on Oct. 2.