Merrick Garland

Another Merrick Garland Decision

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday.</i><p><b>Voting rights.</b> Monday’s Supreme Court decision on voting rights was another “Merrick Garland decision”— that is, a decision effectively made by the Senate’s refusal to let President …

Opinion

Roberts denies plea to force Senate action on Garland

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has denied a lawyer's bid to get the Supreme Court to force the Senate to consider the high court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland.<p>Roberts on Monday did not comment in rejecting an emergency appeal by lawyer Steven Michel of New Mexico. Michel argued …

Donald Trump

The Law Is Not Up to Donald Trump. It May Be Up to Merrick Garland.

Did anyone ever doubt for a second before his ghastly Monday morning tweet that Donald Trump would pardon himself? <i>Of course he would.</i> He will do …

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When judging Mitch McConnell, don’t forget about Merrick Garland

George F. Will omitted from his May 31 op-ed, “How to judge Mitch McConnell,” the two character traits that, more than “grit,” have enabled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to shape the nation through judicial appointments: hypocrisy and ruthless partisanship.<p>In an effort to step back …

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Renée Zellweger Judy Garland Biopic Will Be Distributed by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions

Based on Peter Quilter’s play-with-music End of the Rainbow, the film centers on the final months of Garland’s life.<p><i>Judy</i>, the upcoming feature film …

Judy Garland

Pete Souza's new book throws 'SHADE' on Trump administration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former presidential photographer Pete Souza can't stop, and won't stop, throwing shade at the Trump administration.<p>"SHADE: A Tale of Two Presidents" will be published in October, Souza announced Wednesday in an Instagram post.<p>Since the end of the Obama administration, Souza, who …

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Live from D.C. (but not the Supreme Court), it's Merrick Garland!

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DC Circuit Court of Appeals will begin live streaming audio of arguments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced Wednesday it will begin live streaming audio of oral arguments.<p>Chief Judge …

Streaming Media

DC Circuit Will Soon Livestream Audio of All Oral Arguments

<i>Merrick Garland (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM)</i><p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday announced it would soon provide live …

Law

DC federal appeals court to livestream audio of arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has voted to livestream the audio of all oral arguments, except when classified or sealed material has to be discussed.<p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit made the announcement Wednesday. Chief Judge …

U.S. Politics

McConnell: Confirming judges 'doesn’t stop with the elections,' as long as they're Trump's nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, immediately following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:<p>"The American people‎ should have a …

Liberal View

Lotter: GOP resistance to Garland does not justify Dem. resistance to Pompeo

Former Trump aide Marc Lotter talks to Katy about how their refusal to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State cannot be compared to the refusal of …

U.S. Politics

Involved in Russia probe

How courts are neutralizing Trump’s deceptions: The president deploys obfuscation as a political weapon, but both the Russia and Michael Cohen …

Donald Trump

Merrick Garland to Students: 'Take Opportunities When They Come'

Merrick Garland, the U.S. Court of Appeals judge whose bid to become a Supreme Court justice during the Obama administration was dashed by Republican …

Conservative View

Former SCOTUS Nominee Merrick B. Garland ’74 Talks Career Advice at Harvard

Garland regaled a group of around 50 students with tales from his time as an undergraduate at the College, and then as a student at the Law School.

College & University

Denying Merrick Garland a Hearing Biggest Accomplishment of McConnell’s Career

Mitch McConnell has been a member of the U.S. Senate for a third of a century. And for a third of that time, he’s been the Republican leader in the …

Republicans

Why Mitch McConnell is bragging about holding up Merrick Garland from the Supreme Court, two years later

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made the riskiest decision of his political career in 2016: to block a vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court.<p>McConnell’s decision not to allow a vote on Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to fill the late Justice Antonin …

Politics

McConnell: Blocking Garland 'most consequential decision I've made in my entire public career'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is back home in Kentucky, setting low expectations for the midterm elections. "The wind is going to be in our …

Liberal View

Hawley Dings McCaskill Over Gorsuch Vote in New Web Ad

Missouri GOP Senate hopeful says incumbent puts party ahead of state<p>Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is launching a new digital ad Friday, …

Politics

Trump thanks Obama for leaving so many judicial vacancies

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump greets 3 American detainees freed by North Korea Trump called Blankenship after Senate primary loss: report …

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Guess What Trump Accomplishment Biden Most Fears

Former Vice President Joe Biden called Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court the most dangerous accomplishment of the Trump …

Judiciary

Falcons guard (and National Guardsman) Ben Garland among 5 NFL players set to tour US bases in Europe

Colorado Air National Guard Capt. Ben Garland, an offensive lineman with the Atlanta Falcons, will join four fellow NFL players and a former head …

NFL

New report details just how rigged the midterms are in favor of Republicans

This not how it's supposed to work.<p>A new report by the Brennan Center for Justice suggests that congressional races are so heavily rigged in favor of …

Liberal View

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump, brought to you by Mike Pence and the religious right

CLOSE<p>John Oliver came after Mike Pence with a surprise children’s book about a gay bunny<p>Congratulations, Mike Pence!<p>Since Donald Trump gave America’s …

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How Merrick Garland Landed a Supreme Court Clerkship With Brennan

This premium content is locked for<br>National Law Journal subscribers only.<p>Subscribe now to enjoy unlimited access to National Law Journal content,<br>• 5 …

Law

Trump faults Democrats as top jobs remain unfilled, but he bears blame (and Senate Republicans too)

As President Trump seeks a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a new trade pact with South Korea, he has yet to name an ambassador to the Korean peninsula. Nearly every major Mideast capital has no U.S. ambassador. Amid a national gun debate, he has not chosen a director of …

Politics

If Trump Has His Way, the Filibuster Is on Borrowed Time

The filibuster has been under attack for years, but the Trump era might be mounting the most harrowing assault yet on the Senate institution.<p>There’s …

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Readers share opinions on common sense, different philosophies, Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke, The Stewpot

<i>Editor's note: April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. We'd like to ask readers: "What has the civil rights leader</i> …

Opinion

First Look: Renee Zellweger as Screen Icon Judy Garland in 'Judy'

The film is set to chronicle Garland's final concerts in London in the late '60s.<p>Renee Zellweger is Judy Garland in the first look-image from …

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Justice Thomas has a big decision ahead

The one person who may be feeling the most pressure after the special election in Pennsylvania isn’t Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. Sure, they’re both in danger of losing their respective majority statuses in November’s midterm elections, but they already knew that. Nor does anything change for …

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