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Mar 04 2021
On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government in a lawsuit by an environmental group that sued the Obama administration in 2015 for internal studies detailing potential harm to endangered aquatic species, in the first major opinion penned by Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The Sierra Club argued that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) required the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceWashington Post USA TODAY Washington Examiner
Sep 22 2020
U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett is considered a frontrunner to be President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett, 48, serves on the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and was appointed by Trump in 2017. Her emergence has been the focus of media coverage and analysis from throughout the political spectrum.
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Oct 13 2020
The Democrats are talking about health care. Republicans are talking about religious freedom. But at Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings this week, it’s really all about abortion.
Under normal circumstances, the partisan divide in this country over the controversial procedure would be dominating the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and the surrounding media and publicDan Schnur
Sep 23 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday left a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, one that's likely to play a key role in the 2020 election. President Donald Trump alluded to his concerns about ballot fraud due to mail-in voting in a press conference Wednesday, saying he thought the Supreme Court may be called upon to settle disputes about the election results. “I think havingWall Street Journal (News) Fox News (Online News) CNN (Online News)
Sep 23 2020
In a column last week about California’s wildfires, I referenced a recent poll from the respected Pew Research Center that found that climate change policy ranked eleventh of twelve issues in importance to voters in this campaign. The only thing that was less of a priority to respondents in that survey was abortion, which came in twelfth and last.
That is about to change.
Oct 20 2020
In this article we’ll provide a brief overview of each candidate’s stance on the Supreme Court and "court packing" — that is, adding more justices to secure a desired majority. We'll also give quick links to articles covering the topic from different rated outlets.Trump:
President Donald Trump has accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of aiming to pack the Supreme Court.AllSides Staff
Oct 29 2020
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas Monday night at the White House. The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Barrett, making her the first Supreme Court justice in modern history to be confirmed without bipartisan support. Her confirmation gives theAllSides Staff
Oct 15 2020
This article is part of our "Trump vs. Biden" Perspectives Blogs series, in which we'll analyze and explain each candidate's positions on major issues leading up to the 2020 presidential election. This blog will examine each candidate's stances on matters pertaining to abortion and reproductive rights.Biden: "Support Right To Choose"
Joe Biden’s stance on abortionAllSides Staff
Nov 08 2019
Tracking impeachment: President Trump called for the whistleblower to testify publicly, as televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry are scheduled to begin next week with three high-profile testimonies.
Tuesday's gubernatorial and legislative elections in key states including Kentucky, Virginia and Mississippi gave the public their first look at how voters might side in 2020.Henry A. Brechter
Apr 23 2019
In the aftermath of the horrific Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 Christians and others who were observing the holiday and wounded 500 others, some commentators and media figures criticized statements from prominent Democrats as being biased (subconsciously or not) against Christians and downplaying the status of Christians as a victimized group.
Many journalistsJulie Mastrine