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US Supreme Court.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19 spreads on panel handling US Supreme Court nomination

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 06:05 AM IST
The positive tests come as Senate Republicans are pushing to quickly confirm Barrett in the few weeks they have before the Nov. 3 election.
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Donald Trump insulted Biden’s intelligence and jabbed the former vice president over unsubstantiated allegations about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. Biden called Trump “the worst president America’s ever had.”(AFP)
Donald Trump insulted Biden’s intelligence and jabbed the former vice president over unsubstantiated allegations about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. Biden called Trump “the worst president America’s ever had.”(AFP)

Trump-Biden debate descends into name-calling and interruptions

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Joe Biden repeatedly called Trump a “clown” and told him to “shut up” as Trump talked over his answers. He called the president a “racist” after Trump defended his orders to end racial sensitivity training in the government.
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Joe Biden also noted that Trump misled the public on the severity of the virus and said that rather than owning up to the American people, the president “panicked or just looked at the stock market.”(AFP)
Joe Biden also noted that Trump misled the public on the severity of the virus and said that rather than owning up to the American people, the president “panicked or just looked at the stock market.”(AFP)

Joe Biden says Donald Trump has no plan to tackle coronavirus

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Cleveland
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Joe Biden charged during Tuesday night’s debate that Trump “has no plan” to deal with the virus and noted that the president praised Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initial actions in dealing with the outbreak.
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The pandemic’s effects were in plain sight, with the candidates’ lecterns spaced far apart, all of the guests in the small crowd tested and the traditional opening handshake scrapped.(REUTERS)
The pandemic’s effects were in plain sight, with the candidates’ lecterns spaced far apart, all of the guests in the small crowd tested and the traditional opening handshake scrapped.(REUTERS)

Angry opening: Donald Trump, Joe Biden lash, interrupt each other

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Cleveland
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Donald Trump struggled to define his ideas for replacing the Affordable Care Act on health care in the debate’s early moments and defended his nomination of Barrett, declaring that “I was not elected for three years, I’m elected for four years.”
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Joe Biden said that Trump and Barrett want to strike down the Affordable Care Act, costing 20 million people their health insurance.(AP)
Joe Biden said that Trump and Barrett want to strike down the Affordable Care Act, costing 20 million people their health insurance.(AP)

Trump, Biden spar over Barrett nomination as first debate opens

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:14 AM IST
The difference between the two candidates’ tax history is fodder for Biden’s argument that Trump has conned working-class voters into supporting him.
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US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech on the US Supreme Court at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on September 27, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech on the US Supreme Court at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on September 27, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Joe Biden, fellow Democrats focus on healthcare in Supreme Court fight

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington/Wilmington
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Joe Biden tied the fate of the law to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, in which more than 200,000 Americans have died.
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US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (right), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (right), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26.(AFP)

Senate Republicans rush to confirm Barrett as SC judge before election

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the Senate judiciary committee that will conduct the confirmation process, said he plans to start the process on October 12, and be ready for a floor vote after October 26.
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US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - Barrett, if confirmed by the US Senate, will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - Barrett, if confirmed by the US Senate, will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.(AFP)

Donald Trump’s choice of Amy Coney Barrett may not sway female voters he lacks

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Trump on Saturday named Barrett to replace the liberal jurist and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fulfilling his pledge to nominate a woman.
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Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump(REUTERS)
Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump(REUTERS)

Amy Coney Barrett: All you need to know about Donald Trump’s recent nominee to US Supreme Court

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Amy Coney Barrett, in response to her nomination, said that he had no illusions that the road ahead of her was easy, adding that she had never imagined to find herself in this position.  
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US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at a ceremony where US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped casket lied in state in Statuary Hall at the Capitol, Washington on September 25, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at a ceremony where US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped casket lied in state in Statuary Hall at the Capitol, Washington on September 25, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Joe Biden urges US Senate not to confirm Supreme Court nominee before election

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:53 AM IST
Donald Trump predicted that Amy Coney Barrett, a staunch conservative, will get a “very quick” confirmation in the Republican-controlled senate.
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Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump's nominee for associate justice of the US Supreme Court, speaks during an announcement ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Saturday.(Bloomberg)
Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump's nominee for associate justice of the US Supreme Court, speaks during an announcement ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Saturday.(Bloomberg)

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:08 AM IST
President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday.
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US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett looks on as US president Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.(Reuters Photo)
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett looks on as US president Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:31 AM IST
Donald Trump hailed Barrett as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.
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US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett.(via REUTERS)
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett.(via REUTERS)

Trump to name Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 11:39 PM IST
If the 48-year-old law professor is indeed nominated and confirmed, her lifetime appointment would consolidate a conservative majority in the country’s top court, possibly for decades to come.
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Whoever Trump picks eventually will face a bruising confirmation process in the Senate, with fierce opposition expected from Democrats.(Reuters Photo)
Whoever Trump picks eventually will face a bruising confirmation process in the Senate, with fierce opposition expected from Democrats.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump to nominate female judge to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The president first spoke of picking a woman for the seat left vacant by the passing of Ginsburg while talking to reporters before departing for the rally.
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Amul Thapar is among four candidates US President Donald Trump interviewed on Monday for a vacancy in the US Supreme Court.(AP File Photo)
Amul Thapar is among four candidates US President Donald Trump interviewed on Monday for a vacancy in the US Supreme Court.(AP File Photo)

Indian-descent judge Amul Thapar not on Trump’s shortlist for Supreme Court pick, say reports

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 11:43 PM IST
However, US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he was looking at four nominees, and might have it down to two or three contenders, and that he could pick any one of the 25 on a shortlist he started the search with.
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The US Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington.(Reuters File)
The US Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington.(Reuters File)

Indian-descent judge Amul Thapar among four interviewed by Trump for Supreme Court

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 11:02 PM IST
If confirmed, Amul Thapar will be the first Indian American and Asian American, both burgeoning sections of the America population, to become a Supreme Court judge.
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