Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Restore Travel Ban

President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately reinstate his stalled travel ban, aiming to reverse a string of courtroom losses and setting up the biggest legal showdown of his young presidency. The request puts a Trump initiative before the Supreme Court for the first time and brings the nine justices into a national drama over claims that […]

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On Supreme Court Split, Senators Agree: It’s Bad for the Country

One by one, the senators shuffled to the lectern on Wednesday, explaining themselves grimly, reflecting on the specter of mutually assured destruction and wondering aloud how the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch had delivered the institution to this moment. It was the eve of two seminal votes for the Capitol’s upper chamber: an expected Democratic filibuster of […]

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Senate plunges toward historic rules change in Supreme Court standoff

The Senate plowed Tuesday toward a historic and bitter showdown over President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, with a parade of lawmakers taking to the Senate floor to deliver politically charged speeches for and against the president’s pick as a final vote neared. There was no sign of compromise as the chamber formally opened debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch, who Senate […]

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McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is claiming he has the votes necessary to thwart a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as a showdown draws near that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations. “They seem determined to head into the abyss,” the Kentucky Republican said of Democrats as debate began Tuesday over Judge […]

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