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    (CNN)Here's a look at Supreme Court nominations. Under Article II of the Constitution, the President nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the "advice and consent of the Senate."If a vacancy occurs when Congress is not in session, a recess appointment allows an appointee to serve without Senate approval until Congress reconvenes.One hundred and sixty-four nominations have been officially submitted...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – For a second time, the Texas Supreme Court has denied a request from the city of Fort Worth to review lower court decisions over the city’s firing of former police chief Joel Fitzgerald. The denial puts the case back in the trial court in Dallas for a trial, possibly later this year. READ MORE: The Ones...
    SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court’s chief justice said Thursday he cancelled a meeting that had been intended to mollify President Jair Bolsonaro and avert institutional crisis after the far-right leader continued railing against the court’s justices. Analysts said justice’s decision to scrap the sit-down between himself, Bolsonaro and the leaders of both congressional chambers ratchets up...
    (CNN)In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, Amy Coney Barrett won confirmation to the Supreme Court and Clarence Thomas received an equally consequential promotion -- to Chief Justice of the United States.Not officially, of course. John G. Roberts, Jr., retains the title and the middle seat on the Supreme Court bench. But the Chief Justice has just one essential...
    Judge halts loan forgiveness program aimed at Black farmers Explainer: Whats next now that GOP has blocked voting bill? WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden appointed Sandra Thompson as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Wednesday, after a Supreme Court ruling expanded presidential powers to make it easier to oust the agency...
    Carlyle-Backed Syniverse Is in M3-Brigade SPAC Merger Talks Confluent prices IPO above range at $36 a share WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will replace the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency with his own nominee, a White House official said on Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling bolstered presidential powers over the agency. "In light...
    Restaurant prices rising across the U.S. as inflation edges up Dow and S&P 500 snap 2-day win streak, but Nasdaq books 16th record close of year © Provided by Metro © Provided by Metro WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday fired the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency who had been appointed by his predecessor Donald...
    Falling avocado shipments could hurt Chipotles margins, analyst says Gold prices climb to highest finish in a week © Provided by Metro © Provided by Metro WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for President Joe Biden to remove the head of the federal housing finance agency – a move the White House said...
    A man will not have to forfeit his Land Rover to Indiana after eight years of litigation, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Tyson Timbs, a native of Marion, Indiana, was arrested in 2013 for selling four grams of heroin to undercover police officers. Despite his successful completion house arrest and drug rehabilitation, Indiana continued to attempt to seize...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PRESTO TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen A. Zappala Sr. passed away on Friday. READ MORE: Astrobotic Earns $100,000 Prize In The NASA Watts On The Moon Challenge “I was saddened to hear of the death of former Chief Justice Stephen A. Zappala Sr. His distinguished legal career, and interest in...
    (CNN)Cheri Beasley, the first Black woman to be North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice, launched her 2022 Senate campaign on Tuesday, seeking to break another barrier as the state's first Black senator.Beasley, 55, has won two statewide judicial elections: for the court of appeals in 2008 and for the Supreme Court in 2014. In 2019, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper appointed...
    THE chief justice of the United States is the highest-ranking officer of the US federal judiciary and of the Supreme Court. Nine justices make up the current Supreme Court of the US, one chief justice and eight associate justices. 4Honorable John G. Roberts Jr is the current Chief Justice of the United StatesCredit: Getty Who is the current Chief Justice...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Supreme Court justices voted unanimously Thursday to select the high court's next leader. Presiding Justice David Nahmias is set to become chief justice when Chief Justice Harold Melton leaves the court on July 1. The justices also unanimously elected Justice Michael Boggs to succeed Nahmias as the next presiding justice. Georgia chief justices serve one four-year...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Merrick Garland, former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and Supreme Court nominee.PersonalBirth date: November 13, 1952Birth place: Chicago, IllinoisBirth name: Merrick Brian GarlandRead MoreFather: Cyril Garland, founder of an advertising agencyMother: Shirley (Horwitz) Garland, community volunteerMarriage: Lynn (Rosenman) Garland (1987-present)Children: Jessica, 1992; Rebecca, 1990Education: Harvard University,...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Kogan has died, a court spokesman said Friday. He was 87, and known as a champion of opening public access to legal proceedings. Kogan, who died Thursday, was appointed to the high court in 1987 by then-Republican Gov. Bob Martinez. He was chief justice of the court from...
    By KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Attorney General Gordon MacDonald was sworn in as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday in a ceremony where he paid tribute to a former judge and mentor who gifted him his own judicial robes. “The law is a profession that renews and regenerates through role models...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday he will relinquish that title to a colleague in a few months but stay on the court until his full retirement at year’s end. Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said the position of chief justice will be filled by Justice Max Baer on April 1. READ MORE:...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced Friday that he is stepping down on July 1. Melton said in a statement that he doesn't yet know what he'll do next, but that he is exploring opportunities “for the next season of life that will allow me to best serve our legal community and my extended...
    President Joe Biden has issued a thinly veiled threat to Chief Justice John Roberts in the form of a new commission that will study Supreme Court reform. The threat is clear: if Roberts doesn’t limit the court’s conservative influence on key issues like abortion, gun rights and immigration, Democrats will pack the court. In other words, “Nice court ya got...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first Black woman to serve as chief justice of North Carolina's Supreme Court has become a partner in the law firm McGuireWoods. The firm said in a statement on Monday that Cheri Beasley will work in the firm's Raleigh office in its litigation and appellate groups. Beasley recently stepped down from the court, which she...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Paul Newby is now on the job as head of North Carolina's judicial branch. Newby took the oath for chief justice of the state Supreme Court early Friday, shortly after midnight at a small ceremony at his home, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts. Newby, 65, has been on the court since 2005 and...
    In his annual year-end report, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts praised how courts across the U.S. responded to the coronavirus pandemic and the "unsung heroes" who kept the judicial branch moving in a mostly virtual system. The pandemic forced nationwide court closures in March. By April, judges were performing court functions from their home offices or "kitchen tables," Roberts wrote...
    By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running. The high court has in the past been slow to embrace technology, but the justices conducted their...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running. The high court has in the past been slow to embrace technology, but the justices conducted their first arguments by phone...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's high court is naming its museum after retiring Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, the first Black and second female to serve in that role on the court. The Louisiana Supreme Court Museum includes portraits of all 25 Chief Justices who have presided over the court throughout history. Additionally, the museum contains a replica of the...
    MADISON, Wisc. -- The Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court says she is concerned over recent online threats and anti-Semitic attacks against members of the court.The court recently rejected a lawsuit from President Donald Trump attempting to overturn an election loss in the battleground state.Trump took to Twitter this week to blast conservative state Supreme Court Justice Brian Hagedorn...
    Loading the player... The North Carolina Supreme Court has announced plans to remove the portrait of Thomas Ruffin, a former chief justice who was a slave owner, from one of its walls.  His towering portrait, which currently hangs in the Supreme Court courtroom, will be replaced by the Supreme Court seal.  North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley (left)...
    Since losing the 2020 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden, President Donald Trump has promoted various evidence-free theories about widespread voter fraud. Prominent conservative figures and right-leaning outlets have done the same and one of their most explosive claims seems to be based on a viral internet hoax. According to a Friday report from the watchdog group Media Matters, on...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Texas Republican Party suggested the formation of a "Union of states that will abide by the constitution" on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Texas' bid to throw out voting results in four states that President-elect Joe Biden won in November's presidential election. Texas GOP Chairman Allen West said the Supreme Court's...
    BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker swore in Justice Kimberly Budd as the chief justice of Massachusetts’ highest court on Tuesday. Budd, 54, becomes the first Black woman to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, which traces its history to the late 17th century. She replaces former Chief Justice Ralph Gants, who died in September. Her...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court plans to retire next year, the court system announced Monday. Chief Justice Joel Bolger said he gave early notice of his intent to retire June 30 to help ensure a smooth transition, given the time it can take to fill a judicial vacancy, according to a release from...
    George H. Carley, a former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, has died. He was 82. Carley died Thursday night from COVID-19, according to a statement posted on the court's website. Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted Friday night, calling Carley's death a “devastating loss.” “Please pray for his loved ones during this difficult time,” the governor tweeted. In 2012, Carley...
    Harold D. Melton was humbled and thankful during his remarks at the official dedication ceremony for the Harold D. Melton Student Center on the Auburn University campus on Friday afternoon. Melton—the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and first African American president of the Auburn Student Government Association, or SGA—was joined by...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Evan Jenkins will serve as the West Virginia Supreme Court's chief justice next year. Jenkins was previously chosen to replace Tim Armstead. The court on Friday designated John Hutchison to serve as chief justice in 2022. Gov. Jim Justice appointed Jenkins and Armstead to the court in August 2018 as temporary replacements after two other justices...
    BOSTON (AP) — Justice Kimberly Budd was unanimously confirmed Wednesday as the chief justice of Massachusetts’ highest court. Budd, 54, becomes the first Black woman to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, which traces its history to the late 17th century. She replaces former Chief Justice Ralph Gants, who died in September. Her nomination was confirmed by...
    BOSTON (AP) — Justice Kimberly Budd was unanimously confirmed Wednesday as the chief justice of Massachusetts' highest court. Budd, 54, becomes the first Black woman to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, which traces its history to the late 17th century. She replaces former Chief Justice Ralph Gants, who died in September. Her nomination was confirmed by...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Charlie Baker will make an announcement regarding the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. It will be held at 1 p.m. at the State House. You can watch it live on CBSN Boston in the video above. Earlier this month, Baker nominated Associate Appeals Court Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt to the SJC....
    Ron Klain, who has been selected to be President-elect Joe Biden’s chief of staff even as President Trump refuses to concede, was a top lawyer on former Vice President Al Gore’s recount effort. For years, the longtime civil servant has insisted that Gore had more votes than then-Gov. George W. Bush in Florida, blasting the Supreme Court and saying...
    (CNN)If President-elect Joe Biden gets to choose a new Supreme Court justice, chief of staff Ron Klain would have the playbook ready.Klain, tapped for the top Biden role on Wednesday, has been at the absolute center of Supreme Court confirmations for three decades, as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and as a leading lawyer in the Clinton and...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Justice Steven González has been elected as the next chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court. González was elected by his colleagues on Thursday, according to a news release sent by the court. He will succeed current Chief Justice Debra Stephens, who will continue to serve as a justice on the nine-member court following her...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Governor Charlie Baker will announce his appointment of a new associate justice to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Tuesday afternoon. According to the State House News Service, Baker will nominate Associate Appeals Court Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt. She would be the first Latina to serve on the state’s highest court. A news conference is scheduled for 1:30...
    BOSTON (AP) — Justice Kimberly Budd was nominated to be chief of the state's highest court by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday. Budd, who has been on the Supreme Judicial Court for four years, would be the first Black woman to serve as chief justice if she is confirmed. She would replace Chief Justice Ralph Gants, who died last month....
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Justice Kimberly Budd was nominated to be chief of the state’s highest court by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday. Budd, who has been on the Supreme Judicial Court for four years, would be the first Black woman to serve as chief justice if she is confirmed. She would replace Chief Justice Ralph Gants, who died last month....
    (CNN)Here is a look at the Supreme Court of the United States.FactsThe US Supreme Court was created in accordance with Article III, section 1 of the Constitution of the United States and by the authority of the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. Nine justices comprise the US Supreme Court, one chief justice and eight associate justices. The number of...
    (CNN)Justice Amy Coney Barrett recited the judicial oath Tuesday morning in a swearing-in ceremony administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, officially beginning her tenure as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court.The ceremony took place in the East Conference Room of the court and Barrett is seen a photo shared by the court with her right hand raised and left...
    Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the judicial oath to newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett in a private ceremony Tuesday morning at the Supreme Court. “Upon administration of that oath, she will be able to begin to participate in the work of the Court,” the Supreme Court said in a statement. Justice Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath...
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