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Chief Justice Roberts decries ‘partisan hostility’

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts prepares to speak at the The John G. Heyburn II Initiative and University of Kentucky College of Law's judicial conference and speaker series in Lexington, Ky. Roberts said Tuesday, April 11, that the "partisan hostility" surrounding the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch is of concern because it could undermine public confidence in the apolitical nature of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

TROY, N.Y. — The “partisan hostility” surrounding the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch is of concern because it could undermine public confidence in the apolitical nature of the judicial system, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday at ...

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Obama Supreme Court nominee returning to bench as judge

In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court meets with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is putting on his judge’s robes again. The chief judge of the D.C. Circuit stopped hearing cases last March after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill the seat of Supreme ...

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Garland stepped aside in 66 cases because of financial holdings

In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court meets with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland disqualified himself for financial reasons from 66 cases that came before him as an appellate judge, stepping aside in clashes involving climate change and mutual funds. Garland disclosed the recusals in a ...

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Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides

In this March 17, 2016 file photo, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, meets with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will ...

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