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Report: Gallagher’s confirmation to federal bench inches closer

Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore (File)

A seat on Baltimore’s federal bench that has been vacant for more than three years could be filled as part of a push to confirm nominees before the Senate’s August recess. Bloomberg Law reports some nominees put forward by President ...

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Kavanaugh confirmed: Senate OKs Supreme Court nominee

Vice President Mike Pence announces the result of the vote for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in Washington. The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides. (AP Photo/APTN)

The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides.

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Kavanaugh sails through hearing despite Democrats’ criticism

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh smiles as he is visited by young student athletes he coaches over the years, as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP photo)

Democrats hoping to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation pivoted Thursday to the deeply contentious issue of abortion after disclosure of an email he once wrote suggesting the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling wasn't universally considered settled law.

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Supreme Court nominee once questioned ruling against Nixon

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's years-old remarks questioning the landmark ruling that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes opened a new front in the battle over his confirmation, ensuring his views on executive power will square prominently in Senate hearings.

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