Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., questioned Judge Neil Gorsuch Tuesday, as did other senators during Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Since Scalia’s death, the court has split 4 to 4 on several cases. Gorsuch’s confirmation would generally restore the court’s 5-4 conservative tilt.
Opponents to Gorsuch have found “little to latch onto.”
Never heard of the “trigger law?” It means the moment Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortions are banned in Illinois unless the mother’s life is at risk.
Wednesday marked 175 days since President Barack Obama nominated federal appellate Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.
President Obama took his push to get the U.S. Senate to grant a hearing to his Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland back home to Chicago on Thursday.
Sen. Mark Kirk will meet with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, a source told the Sun-Times.