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Source: CBS News

Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Following weeks of contentious debate over sexual assault allegations, Tuesday marked Brett Kavanaugh's first full day as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation, the Associated Press reports.

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Source: Washington Post

Grassley says he would not allow Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020

Thursday 02:25 GMT

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that he would not allow a Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020, a position that puts him at odds with the Senate’s top Republican on an issue that has inflamed partisan tensions for more than two years.

In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Martha MacCallum, Grassley was asked whether he believes the Senate should take up a hypothetical Supreme Court nomination during 2020, when President Trump will be up for reelection.

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Source: CBS News

Grassley says Judiciary Committee wouldn't consider Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Thursday 14:31 GMT

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley says that if he's still chairman in 2020, the Senate will not move to fill any potential vacancy on the United States Supreme Court.

Grassley added that should the balance of power shift to Democratic control of the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, Democrats moving to impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his role on the court was not a "wise thing to do.". "There's no basis for impeaching but, all this talk prior to Saturday's vote or since Saturday's vote, every effort made in the last month has been to detract from his [Kavanaugh's] outstanding qualifications," said Grassley.

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Source: CBS News

Grassley says Judiciary Committee wouldn't consider Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Thursday 14:31 GMT

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley says that if he's still chairman in 2020, the Senate will not move to fill any potential vacancy on the United States Supreme Court.

Grassley added that should the balance of power shift to Democratic control of the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, Democrats moving to impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his role on the court was not a "wise thing to do.". "There's no basis for impeaching but, all this talk prior to Saturday's vote or since Saturday's vote, every effort made in the last month has been to detract from his [Kavanaugh's] outstanding qualifications," said Grassley.

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Source: Fox News

Republicans at impasse with Rosenstein over ‘wire’ comment testimony

Thursday 16:21 GMT

Republican lawmakers and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are deadlocked in negotiations over the details of Rosenstein’s anticipated testimony over reports he suggested secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office last year.

Two sources close to the negotiations told Fox News on Wednesday that Rosenstein’s scheduled appearance on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee may be at an impasse over the terms of the testimony.

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Source: Fox News

Gregg Jarrett: Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein should leave their top Justice Department jobs soon

Friday 18:13 GMT

Hopefully, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will also leave the Justice Department when Sessions heads out the door.

Once Sessions and Rosenstein leave the Justice Department, perhaps the rule of law and the word “justice” can be restored to the department’s name. Trump was right when he said that choosing Sessions as attorney general was one of the “worst” decisions he has made.

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Source: CBS News

Hillary Clinton's security clearance revoked by her own request

Saturday 13:36 GMT

The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been revoked by her own request.

The move comes more than a year after Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley requested the department to investigate if Clinton still had security clearance. According to the letter released by Grassley, the State Department said that Clinton's clearance was revoked on Aug. 30.


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