White House considering additional appeals court judges for Supreme Court vacancy

Two additional federal appellate judges are among those being considered by the White House to replace late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, sources have told CNN. Judge Sri Srinivasan is one of those being vetted, people familiar with the process told CNN. His friends and former colleagues are being interviewed. Also being vetted is Judge Merrick Garland, sources […]

Continue reading »

Appeals court rules against Obama immigration plan

President Barack Obama’s plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court. In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge’s injunction blocking the administration’s immigration initiative. Republicans had criticized the plan […]

Continue reading »