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There would be enormous consequences were the court to throw out the ACA, which has survived twice in the high court. But the court’s makeup is very different now than on those past occasions.
The panel plans to vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday, Oct. 22, despite attempts by Democrats to delay the proceedings.
The new term, which begins Monday, will see eight justices, not the usual nine. And because of COVID-19, once again the justices will gather by telephone hookup to hear the arguments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is blasting most of his colleagues in the Senate and President Trump for proceeding ahead with appointment of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who could decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Brown says when Republicans in congress tried to gut the Affordable Care… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Anti-abortion activists in Ohio are cheering the nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court – and they plan to celebrate with a bill that would ban all abortions in Ohio if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is overturned. “This is what we’ve been waiting… Read More
The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday’s announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.
The conservative federal judge is just 48 years old and could affect social policy for generations to come if confirmed by the majority-Republican Senate.
The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case.
The 48-year-old judge, a possible replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is seen as having a proven conservative track record. Here are her views on faith, precedent, guns and more.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket is arriving at the Supreme Court, where her former law clerks line the steps. Watch the ceremony.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican Ohio US Senator Rob Portman has been called a hypocrite in recent days for not doing what he called for in an op-ed back in 2016 – holding off on confirmations for a US Supreme Court justice replacement in a presidential election year. Democratic Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who urged confirmation… Read More
The justice, who died last Friday, will be buried Sept. 29 at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 56 years, Marty Ginsburg.
The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The president has said that his Supreme Court nominees will come from among a list of names that he first released as a candidate and has since updated.
The list, released Wednesday, includes three Republican U.S. senators — all of whom have directly or indirectly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for not being conservative enough.