Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Neil Gorsuch

In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Monday he will vote against confirming federal-appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Republican President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch to fill the opening left by the death last year of Justice ...
In this March 21, 2017 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, left, shares a laugh with Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Nominees appearing before the Senate all have one goal in mind: Win confirmation. And when one party controls the Senate and the White House, the strategy of saying as little as possible doesn’t vary ...
In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Three additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California Sen. Kamala Harris and Washington Sen. Patty Murray both said ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch gathers his papers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during a break in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY KEVIN FREKING and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with ...
In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in Lexington, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

BY SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The court struck down ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch return from a break to continue his testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY MARK SHERMAN and ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch smiles as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY ERICA WERNER and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his confirmation hearing — and his final day of testimony — largely unscathed by Democratic attacks, as Republicans confidently predict he ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY ERICA WERNER and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday that “no man is above the law” when pressed on whether President Donald Trump could reinstitute torture as a U.S. interrogation method. The exchange ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JEFF DONN Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY ERICA WERNER and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Neil Gorsuch emphasized “the importance of an independent judiciary” on Monday in opening remarks to a Senate Judiciary Committee bitterly divided over his nomination to the Supreme Court. “Under our ...
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