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.
No Supreme Court hearings, no votes, not during regular business or a postelection lame-duck session, the Senate’s majority leader made clear Sunday.
Sen. Mark Kirk said he wants to meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and that his Republican colleagues should “man up” and vote on him.
There is going to be an enormous battle over Garland’s appointment. It’s doubtful from the start whether he will ever get a vote in the Senate.