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Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 22, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Mar 22, 2022

Takeaways: In full day of questioning, Jackson talks ‘North star,’ GOP airs grievances

The first full day of questions became a grueling marathon of debate around Supreme Court nominee Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson.

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Mar 22, 2022

Jackson pushes back on GOP critics, defends record

Facing senators' questions for the first time, Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson forcefully defended her record as a federal judge Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Clarence Thomas speaks at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on Sept. 16, 2021. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
Mar 21, 2022

Supreme Court: Justice Thomas hospitalized, doesn’t have COVID

Justice Clarence Thomas remains hospitalized after being diagnosed with an infection but does not have COVID-19, the Supreme Court said.

Mar 21, 2022

Supreme Court rejects case of Christian group, bisexual lawyer

The Supreme Court says it won't review the case of a Seattle-based Christian organization that was sued after declining to hire a bisexual lawyer who applied for a job.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson takes her seat before the start of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 21, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Mar 21, 2022

Supreme Court nominee Jackson pledges to decide cases ‘without fear or favor’

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson pledged to decide cases “without fear or favor” if the Senate confirms her historic nomination.

Mar 7, 2022

Supreme Court won’t review decision that freed Bill Cosby

The U.S. Supreme Court announced without comment that it would not review Bill Cosby's sexual assault case, leaving him a free man.

Mar 4, 2022

Supreme Court reimposes Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

The Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks after President Joe Biden announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Cross Hall of the White House on Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Mar 2, 2022

Start date set for Supreme Court nominee’s Senate hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee said confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will begin later in March.

A memorial wreath stands near the pulpit in the basement at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2016, one year after nine black parishioners were killed during Bible study. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Mar 2, 2022

Charleston church shooter takes appeal to Supreme Court

Attorneys for convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide how to handle disagreements over mental illness-related evidence between capital defendants and their attorneys.

Mar 1, 2022

Supreme Court justices seem to favor docs convicted in pain pill schemes

The Supreme Court appeared ready to side with two imprisoned doctors who wrote thousands of prescriptions for pain medication in short periods.

Mar 1, 2022

Biden’s Supreme Court choice defies expectations on labor cases

A look back at Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's decisions in cases involving business and labor suggest that she won’t always rule as they want or expect her to.

Feb 28, 2022

Florida election pits prosecutor, defense attorney

Welcome to Monday, the 89th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s appointment of Frances Perkins to be secretary of labor, the first woman to serve in a U.S. president’s cabinet. Here are some other news items: — Florida prosecutor faces former courtroom opponent in bid for re-election. — This senator turned down two chances to serve on […]

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