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Judicial appointments and nominations
December 12, 2019
Senate OKs appeals court judges over home-state opposition
The Senate has confirmed two conservative, Justice Department lawyers to posts on a California-based appeals court that ...
December 10, 2019
Russia doping saga likely heads back to Switzerland's courts
Sports punishments imposed on Russia this week closed one big body of work for the World Anti-Doping Agency. Now, the sports ...
December 07, 2019
As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses
President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the ...
December 06, 2019
Supreme Court to hear Delaware courts political balance case
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve a dispute over Delaware's requirement of a political balance among state court ...
December 05, 2019
After 14 years, eastern North Carolina judgeship gets filled
The nation's longest federal court vacancy ended Thursday after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and politics as the U.S.
November 29, 2019
Ads assail conservative legal group over Trump’s court picks
A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal ...
November 24, 2019
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis wins 2nd term in runoff
Klaus Iohannis was re-elected Romania’s president Sunday, easily winning a runoff vote amid vows to continue fighting ...
November 22, 2019
Poland approves controversial judges to constitutional court
Poland’s parliament elected three ruling party nominees as judges to the constitutional court, including two widely denounced ...
November 16, 2019
Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady dies unexpectedly
Mark Cady, the soft-spoken chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who wrote key decisions on gay marriage and abortion ...
November 15, 2019
Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book
The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed ...
November 14, 2019
Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes
President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ...
November 14, 2019
Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge
A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from ...
November 12, 2019
Trump appeals court nominee in jeopardy following GOP revolt
President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal appeals court is in jeopardy following a conservative revolt from two ...
November 11, 2019
Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic
More than two decades into his career as a commentator at Fox News Channel, Andrew Napolitano reached a milestone of sorts ...
November 08, 2019
Senate panel advances judicial nominee on party-line vote
A divided Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a top aide to President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court post Thursday, ...
November 07, 2019
Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges
President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated his administration's success in getting more than 150 federal judicial ...
November 06, 2019
Judge strikes down new Trump rule on religious objections
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers ...
November 05, 2019
Election official rejects effort to recall Alaska governor
Supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy vowed to take their fight to court after an election official on ...
October 31, 2019
Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal
Japan's justice minister resigned Thursday over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about ...
October 23, 2019
Ex-Arizona sheriff doesn't want conviction raised the future
An attorney for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio urged an appeals court Wednesday to erase the lawman's now-pardoned criminal ...
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