WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett is headed to the Supreme Court. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee by a 52-48 vote, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day. Trump held a primetime swearing-in event at the White House and called it “a momentous day for America.” Barrett will be the […]
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate has voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections. Barrett’s confirmation on Monday is hardly in doubt, with the majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick. But Democrats are poised to keep the Senate in session into the night […]
President Trump’s third nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court delivered her opening statement Monday, along with the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
CHAMPAIGN – On a day when Women’s Marches took place all across the country, hundreds of people gathered at West Side Park in Champaign on Saturday afternoon to participate in the movement. The C-U event was the only one registered in Illinois, outside of Chicago. The rally kicked off with a series of speakers, including […]
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.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The move on Saturday caps a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation. He also hopes it will provide boost his reelection effort as he looks to fend off Democrat Joe Biden. Republican senators are […]
CHAMPAIGN – Both US Senators from Illinois expressed concerns about President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court. The move on Saturday caps a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation. He also hopes it will provide boost his reelection effort as he […]
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.