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Thomas Kirsch to replace Barrett on federal appeals court

Thomas Kirsch, who currently serves as US Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, will replace Barrett as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Kirsch was confirmed Tuesday on a 51-44 vote.
President Donald Trump named Kirsch as Barrett’s replacement before she was confirmed to the high court in October, and the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced his nomination last week. Kirsch graduated from Indiana University and earned his law degree from Harvard.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump named Kirsch as Barrett’s replacement before she was confirmed to the high court in October, and the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced his nomination last week. Kirsch graduated from Indiana University and earned his law degree from Harvard.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 05:43 PM IST
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Joe Biden could soon reveal his stance on ‘court-packing’. Here’s why

At a campaign rally in Arizona, Biden reiterated that he would not discuss court-packing till the presidential elections, arguing that his comment would divert the attention from other burning issues.
Court-packing has remained one of the most debated topics around the Supreme Court.(REUTERS)
Court-packing has remained one of the most debated topics around the Supreme Court.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

US Justice Barrett’s first major hearing to focus on gay rights

It is first major hearing to come before Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in last week over the objection of Democrats.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett.(REUTERS)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar

US Supreme Court, with Coney just in, may play key role in poll results

Speaking in September about appointing a new US Supreme Court justice, President Trump said it was important to have a full nine-person bench because the elections “will end up in the Supreme Court”.
The US Supreme Court in Washington(Bloomberg photo)
The US Supreme Court in Washington(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPramit Pal Chaudhuri

Barrett to join Supreme Court arguments for the first time

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the court began hearing cases by phone in May which means the public won’t see the new justice, but they’ll be able to hear her if she asks questions.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in to serve as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas on the South Lawn of the White House.(REUTERS)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in to serve as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas on the South Lawn of the White House.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 03:20 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

US Election 2020: Expect a lot more of the same if Donald Trump wins a second term

If he gets another four years in office, there’s no indication of any big policy shift.
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township, Michigan, US.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township, Michigan, US.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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US Election 2020: If 2020 is like 2000, Donald Trump believes he’s got the votes

If the election hangs on a razor-thin number of ballots and an election-deciding case were to land in front of the justices, Trump likes his chances of getting five votes to win. That’s because with the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett this week, conservatives now hold six of the court’s nine seats. And Trump gave three of those conservatives their jobs.
In this presidential election cycle, the high court already has been pulled into fights surrounding voting, and both parties and the president acknowledge an environment ripe for additional legal challenges.(AP)
In this presidential election cycle, the high court already has been pulled into fights surrounding voting, and both parties and the president acknowledge an environment ripe for additional legal challenges.(AP)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 07:37 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

US Supreme Court lays out path to help Donald Trump win a contested race

Although Trump is trailing Democrat Joe Biden in national polls, the race is tighter in Wisconsin and other swing states that will determine who wins and are the focus of the two campaigns.
The court’s decision Monday means ballots must be received by Election Day to count in Wisconsin(REUTERS)
The court’s decision Monday means ballots must be received by Election Day to count in Wisconsin(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Washington | ByBloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Amy Coney Barrett sworn in at Supreme Court as issues important to Donald Trump await

The court is weighing a plea from President Donald Trump to prevent the Manhattan district attorney from acquiring his tax returns.
US President Donald Trump applauds US Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett after she took her oath of office and was sworn in to serve on the court on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump applauds US Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett after she took her oath of office and was sworn in to serve on the court on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Barrett swearing-in differs markedly from ‘superspreader’

More than two dozen attendees — including Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Thom Tillis — tested positive after attending the earlier White House celebration.
When Barrett returned to the White House on Monday to take her constitutional oath, the celebration was moved to the broader South Lawn, chairs for more than 200 guests were spread about six feet apart(AFP)
When Barrett returned to the White House on Monday to take her constitutional oath, the celebration was moved to the broader South Lawn, chairs for more than 200 guests were spread about six feet apart(AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 01:57 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Barrett sworn in, becoming youngest justice of US Supreme Court

Democrats worry that Barrett could tilt the scale in favour of the president if he were to challenge the outcome of the November 3 election.
US President Donald Trump applauds Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Associate Justice during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on October 26.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump applauds Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Associate Justice during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on October 26.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

‘A momentous day for America’: Trump hails Barrett’s confirmation as Supreme Court justice

Barrett was Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy created by the death of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
US President Donald Trump applauds US Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett while posing with her on a White House balcony after she took her oath of office to serve on the US Supreme Court in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump applauds US Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett while posing with her on a White House balcony after she took her oath of office to serve on the US Supreme Court in Washington.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

All Democrats in the chamber voted against Barrett’s confirmation, as did Republican Susan Collins of Maine, who agreed with Democratic objections to confirming a justice so close to the Nov. 3 election.
A White House swearing-in ceremony for Barrett is being planned for Monday evening with Justice Clarence Thomas set to administer the oath of office.(Reuters file photo)
A White House swearing-in ceremony for Barrett is being planned for Monday evening with Justice Clarence Thomas set to administer the oath of office.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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Democrats ask Mike Pence to skip Barrett vote over Covid-19 risk

Barrett’s confirmation is not in doubt, as Senate Republicans are overpowering Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trump’s nominee the week before Election Day. Pence has not said if he plans to attend as is customary for landmark votes.
US Vice President Mike Pence waves to supporters at the end of a rally in Kinston, North Carolina.(REUTERS)
US Vice President Mike Pence waves to supporters at the end of a rally in Kinston, North Carolina.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 26, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

US Senate advances nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Sunday’s procedural vote meant to break a Democratic filibuster in the Republican-controlled upper chamber, where the GOP senators needed only a simple majority to advance the nomination, and the result was 51-48.
Democrats opposed the installation of Barrett on the high court for the lifelong tenure, citing the proximity to the Nov. 3 presidential election.(Reuters Photo)
Democrats opposed the installation of Barrett on the high court for the lifelong tenure, citing the proximity to the Nov. 3 presidential election.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

US Senate panel moves ahead with confirmation process of SC judge Barrett

The full Senate is scheduled to vote on Monday, confirming her as the ninth member of the bench to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett responds to a question during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2020.(Reuters file)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett responds to a question during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2020.(Reuters file)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Trump-allied groups pour $30 million into Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court

The goal is to ensure Barrett’s Senate confirmation to the high court, which could happen as soon as Monday, after a committee vote set for Thursday
Democratic senators mostly avoided questions about Barrett’s faith during confirmation hearings and instead focused on whether she would strike down Obamacare or the landmark Roe v.(Reuters Photo)
Democratic senators mostly avoided questions about Barrett’s faith during confirmation hearings and instead focused on whether she would strike down Obamacare or the landmark Roe v.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 03:50 PM IST
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ByBloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Women’s March to protest Trump administration’s nomination to Supreme Court

Scores of women marched to pay tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, besides protesting against Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
Women's March activists participate in a nationwide protest against Donald Trump's decision to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the 2020 election(REUTERS)
Women's March activists participate in a nationwide protest against Donald Trump's decision to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the 2020 election(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Harris slams Republicans for rushing Barrett’s nomination instead of helping Covid-19 struck US

The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently conducting the confirmation hearings of Barrett whose nomination will ensure conservative majority in the US Supreme Court for decades to come.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California., speaks virtually during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee.(AP)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California., speaks virtually during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee.(AP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 12:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

GOP pushes Amy Coney Barrett toward court as Democrats decry ‘sham’

Republicans eager to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg countered that Trump is well within bounds to fill the vacancy, and they have the votes to do it.
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett pauses while testifying on the third day of her US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on October 14, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett pauses while testifying on the third day of her US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on October 14, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2020 06:58 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Trump’s court pick Barrett calls presidential self-pardon an ‘open question’

Barrett, a conservative federal appellate judge, is Trump’s third selection for a lifetime Supreme Court post. Trump has asked the Senate, controlled by his fellow Republicans, to confirm Barrett before the Nov. 3 US election.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

US Supreme Court nominee Barrett says she is ‘not on a mission’ to destroy Obamacare

Barrett opted not to say whether she would step aside from taking part in a major Obamacare case to be argued on Nov. 10 or in any disputes arising from the Nov. 3 election - as Democrats have requested.
“I am not here on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act,” Barrett said. “I’m just here to apply the law and adhere to the rule of law.”(Reuters)
“I am not here on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act,” Barrett said. “I’m just here to apply the law and adhere to the rule of law.”(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Washigton | ByReuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Amy Coney Barrett bats away tough Democratic confirmation probing

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett declined to say whether she would recuse herself from any election-related cases involving President Donald Trump, who nominated her to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and is pressing to have her confirmed before the the Nov. 3 election.
The 48-year-old appellate court judge declared her conservative views with often colloquial language, but refused many specifics.(REUTERS)
The 48-year-old appellate court judge declared her conservative views with often colloquial language, but refused many specifics.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 09:03 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Amy Coney Barrett cites ‘Ginsburg rule’ that Ginsburg didn’t follow

It’s become a standard response by Republican high court nominees to recite Ginsburg’s words from her own confirmation hearing.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
Published on Oct 14, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Amy Coney Barrett vows to interpret laws ‘as they are written’

Barrett spoke about her judicial philosophy, her experience and her large family at the end of the first day of her fast-tracked confirmation hearings that Senate Democrats are using to try and brand her a threat to Americans’ health care during the coronavirus pandemic.
Amy Coney Barrett, US President Donald Trump's nominee for associate justice of the US Supreme Court, swears in to a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Amy Coney Barrett, US President Donald Trump's nominee for associate justice of the US Supreme Court, swears in to a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 12:35 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Supreme Court nominee Barrett faces Senate despite Covid-19 spread

Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that she is “forever grateful” for Ginsburg’s trailblazing path as a woman.
Republicans, who control the Senate, are moving at a breakneck pace to seat Barrett before the Nov. 3 election to secure Trump’s pick and hear a high-profile challenge to the Affordable Care Act and any election-related challenges.(AP file photo)
Republicans, who control the Senate, are moving at a breakneck pace to seat Barrett before the Nov. 3 election to secure Trump’s pick and hear a high-profile challenge to the Affordable Care Act and any election-related challenges.(AP file photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 10:31 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Courts ‘should not try’ to make policy: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to senators

Barrett will tell the senators that “courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, in the US Capitol, in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, in the US Capitol, in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2020 08:44 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Five things to know about court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Ginsburg’s replacement by Barrett, a conservative, would shift the balance on the court significantly right, from 5-4 in favor of conservatives to 6-3. Here are 5 things to know about her.
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., not shown, speaks during their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., not shown, speaks during their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 06:34 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Anthony Fauci calls Donald Trump’s White House ceremony a ‘super-spreader event’

Fauci said in the interview that people who are infected with the coronavirus but aren’t yet showing symptoms can transmit the pathogen to others, which makes the case for wearing face coverings.
Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the US Capitol.(REUTERS)
Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the US Capitol.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 01:11 AM IST
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Democrats ask if more material omitted from SC nominee Barrett’s response

Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated to the high court last month by President Donald Trump, signed a 2006 newspaper ad sponsored by an anti-abortion group in which she said she opposed “abortion on demand” and defended “the right to life from fertilization to the end of natural life.”
Democrats don’t have the votes to block Barrett’s nomination, but they are trying to slow it down as Republicans speed ahead with an aggressive timetable, starting with hearings next week, aimed at confirming her before the election(Reuters Photo)
Democrats don’t have the votes to block Barrett’s nomination, but they are trying to slow it down as Republicans speed ahead with an aggressive timetable, starting with hearings next week, aimed at confirming her before the election(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 07:51 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
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