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Trump gets historic chance to shift Supreme Court to right

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Justice Anthony Kennedy's departure at the end of July will give US President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint his second justice to the 9-seat bench, which exerts a deep and far-reaching influence on American life.

SUPREME COURT. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump nominates conservative Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:03 AM

UPDATED Trump s pick fills the long vacant ninth position on the bench – empty since Antonin Scalia died in February 2016 – and tilts the balance of the court back in the conservatives favor

SCOTUS PICK. Judge Neil Gorsuch (C) and his wife Marie Louise look on, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Obama: Give Supreme Court pick 'respect he has earned'

Mar 19, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Republicans fear Garland will tip the court s even balance toward liberals They have vowed to refuse him even a Senate confirmation hearing

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Mar 17, 2016 - 12:26 PM

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Obama to announce Supreme Court pick – White House

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Obama will make the announcement in the White House Rose Garden at 11:00 am 1500 GMT

BARACK OBAMA. US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, USA, March 15, 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Obama has narrowed Supreme Court pick to 3 – report

Mar 12, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Obama is considering DC based judges Merrick Garland and Sri Srinivasan and California based Paul Watford reports The Washington Post

ONE LESS JUSTICE. The bench chair (4-L) of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is seen draped in black wool crepe, a tradition dating back to 1873, at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, February 17, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

US high court takes up explosive abortion debate

Mar 01, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The sudden death of stalwart conservative Justice Antonin Scalia could complicate the outcome of this high stakes debate

A general view of the Supreme Court at dawn, in Washington, DC, USA, February 14, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Senate leader vows no confirmation of any Obama Supreme Court nominee

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:29 AM

Mitch McConnell: The nomination should be made by the president the people elect in the election that s underway right now

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Uncertainty as US Supreme Court reopens without Scalia

Feb 23, 2016 - 9:59 AM

All eyes are now on who will potentially replace Scalia

ONE LESS JUSTICE. The bench chair (4-L) of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is seen draped in black wool crepe, a tradition dating back to 1873, at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, February 17, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Trump attacked from all sides in bitter primary race

Feb 17, 2016 - 3:18 PM

With just 4 days until the state s crucial primary Trump becomes yet again the focus of attacks by challengers to his frontrunner status

Republican presidential candidate, US billionaire Donald Trump answers a question during a press conference at the Hanahan City Hall in Hanahan, South Carolina, USA, February 15, 2016. Richard Ellis/EPA

Republicans unite to block Obama on Supreme Court pick

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:24 AM

The 6 challengers for the Republican nomination shared the stage in Greenville South Carolina for their final debate for the state s presidential primary on February 20

GOP DEBATE. Republican Presidential Candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, US Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, Businessman Donald Trump, US Senator from Florida Marco Rubio and Neurosurgeon Ben Carson onstage during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, February 13, 2016. Erik S. Lesser/EPA

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies

Feb 14, 2016 - 7:25 AM

3rd UPDATE US President Barack Obama says he plans to nominate Scalia s successor – something Republicans oppose

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia smiles as he speaks at the American Bar Association (ABA) 59th annual 'Antitrust Law Spring' meeting in Washington, DC, on March 31, 2011. Jewel Samad/AFP

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:18 AM

After two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack Obama s health care overhaul – the conservatives are lashing out

LIBERAL VICTORY. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act cheer after the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare tax credits can go to residents of any state, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, USA, June  25, 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA