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Poll numbers down, US Supreme Court justices say they aren’t politicians

US Supreme Court Associate Clarence Thomas

Washington DC, USAP Three US Supreme Court justices delivered the same plea in rapid succession in recent days: Don’t view justices as politicians. The justices have reason to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp drop in approval of a court now dominated by conservatives. US Supreme Court Associate Clarence Thomas speaks at the University […]

Updated: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as US Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Amy Coney Barrett swearing in

Updated: 3pm (AEDT)Washington DC, USAP Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the US Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal […]

Republican-led Senate panel advances US Supreme Court nominee Barrett as Democrats boycott

Amy Coney Barrett Senators Mike Lee and Lindsey Graham

Washington DC, USAP Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump’s pick on track for confirmation before the 3rd November election. Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP’s rush to install Trump’s nominee to replace […]

At US Senate hearing, US Supreme Court nominee bats away tough Democratic confirmation probing

US Supreme Court nomination hearing Amy Coney Barrett

Washington DC, USAP Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted away Democrats’ sceptical questions Tuesday on abortion, healthcare and a possible disputed-election fight over transferring presidential power, insisting in a long and lively confirmation hearing she would bring no personal agenda to the court but decide cases “as they come”. The 48-year-old appellate court judge declared […]

No “dogma”: Democrats walk tightrope on Barrett’s faith

US politics Senator Dianne Feinstein

Washington DC, USAP “The dogma lives loudly within you.”  It’s that utterance from California Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, that’s on the minds of Democrats and Republicans preparing for this coming week’s hearings with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Feinstein’s 2017 remarks as she questioned Barrett – then a nominee for […]