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US Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid-19

Just days before the court resumes in-person hearings, US Supreme Court judge Kavanaugh has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.
US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh(AP)
US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh(AP)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 07:48 PM IST
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Donald Trump made lasting impact on federal courts

Beyond the Supreme Court, 30 percent of the judges on the nation’s court of appeals, where all but a handful of cases reach their end, were appointed by Trump.
The real measure of what US President Donald Trump has been able to do will be revealed in countless court decisions in the years to come on abortion, guns, religious rights and a host of other culture wars issues.(AP)
The real measure of what US President Donald Trump has been able to do will be revealed in countless court decisions in the years to come on abortion, guns, religious rights and a host of other culture wars issues.(AP)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 01:32 PM IST
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A more conservative court hears same-sex foster parent case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to side with a Catholic social services agency in a dispute with Philadelphia over the agency’s refusal to work with same-sex couples as foster parents.
The case is a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court.(Unsplash)
The case is a big test of religious rights on a more conservative court.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 11:04 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

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

Ginsburg’s death injects new doubt into fate of Obamacare

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday means defenders of the law will have to pick up a fifth vote from one of the other Republican-appointed justices.
The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is mourned during a vigil in Monument Square in Portland, Maine.(REUTERS)
The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is mourned during a vigil in Monument Square in Portland, Maine.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 02:47 PM IST
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Indian-American Amul Thapar in the race to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thapar has been on the shortlist for a while and had made it to the list of names as a possible candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy, who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh
A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)
A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump rages as NY Times clarifies its Kavanaugh story

The article made waves when it was published over the weekend, re-examining sexual assault allegations aired last year at Kavanaugh’s polarizing Senate confirmation hearing.
President Donald Trump.(Doug Mills/The New York Times)
President Donald Trump.(Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 09:11 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

US Senate confirms Indian-American Neomi Rao for powerful federal judgeship

The Republicans enjoy majority in the 100-member US Senate. After being sworn in, she would be the second Indian-American on this court, which is considered only next to the US Supreme Court.
Rao was confirmed by 53-46 votes in the US Senate, which was basically on party lines.(REUTERS)
Rao was confirmed by 53-46 votes in the US Senate, which was basically on party lines.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 08:40 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

‘Women should change behaviour to avoid date rape’: Neomi Rao faces scrutiny

Indian-American woman, Rao, faced fierce questioning from Democrats not just for her work in the Trump administration but for commentary she wrote decades ago as a Yale University student suggesting women should change their behaviour to avoid date rape.
Indian-American woman, Neomi Rao, serves as Trump’s “czar” overseeing regulatory rollbacks,(Neomi Rao)
Indian-American woman, Neomi Rao, serves as Trump’s “czar” overseeing regulatory rollbacks,(Neomi Rao)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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2 Indian-American women oppose nomination of Neomi Rao

Now considered as among the leading Democratic lawmakers, Jayapal was recently re-elected for her second consecutive term to the US House of Representatives.
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 10:39 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

College writings catch up with Donald Trump’s Indian-American judge nominee Neomi Rao

Indian American lawyer Neomi Rao’s nomination is attracting close scrutiny also because, as some reports have indicated, she has been added to the White House’s list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court, if and when a slot falls vacant on the nine-member bench.
US president Donald Trump on Tuesday re-sent a list of 51 judicial nominees including an Indian American lawyer Neomi Rao, who is under fire for her past writings.(Reuters Photo)
US president Donald Trump on Tuesday re-sent a list of 51 judicial nominees including an Indian American lawyer Neomi Rao, who is under fire for her past writings.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 11:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

From 3 government shutdowns to Supreme Court Judge Kavanaugh, the highs and lows of Donald Trump’s 2018

Here’s a look at the major events — some high, some low — that have undoubtedly shaped Trump’s thinking heading into 2019.
For president Donald Trump, 2018 has been a year of perpetual motion. He has presided over near constant turmoil as he has increasingly relied on his own instincts.(Reuters Photo)
For president Donald Trump, 2018 has been a year of perpetual motion. He has presided over near constant turmoil as he has increasingly relied on his own instincts.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 07:29 PM IST
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Indian-American Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh in powerful US court

US President Donald Trump said he has nominated Indian-American Neomi Rao to replace Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The powerful US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit is considered next to the US Supreme Court.
Donald Trump announced Neomi Rao’s (pictured) candidature during the White House Diwali celebrations on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Donald Trump announced Neomi Rao’s (pictured) candidature during the White House Diwali celebrations on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 01:32 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

The court’s oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. She went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight.
Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2018 10:35 PM IST
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Trump interviews Indian-American woman Neomi Jehangir Rao to replace Kavanaugh in DC Court

Neomi Jehangir Rao, 45, who is currently administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, was recommended for the judgeship on the DC Circuit Court by former White House counsel Don McGahn.
Neomi Jehangir Rao, 45, is currently administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.(Neomi Jehangir Rao/Twitter Photo)
Neomi Jehangir Rao, 45, is currently administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.(Neomi Jehangir Rao/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 12:04 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

New York witches plan to cast spell on Brett Kavanaugh

The planned casting of an anti-Kavanaugh spell, one of the more striking instances of politically disgruntled Americans turning to the supernatural when frustrated by democracy, has drawn backlash from some Christian groups but support from like-minded witch covens.
The US Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court despite accusations that he had sexually assaulted multiple women.(AP/File Photo)
The US Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court despite accusations that he had sexually assaulted multiple women.(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 07:31 AM IST
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New York | ByReuters

US President Trump threatens to impose another round of tariffs on China

Asked in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” whether he wants to push China’s economy into a depression, US President Trump said “no” before comparing the country’s stock-market losses since the tariffs first launched to those in 1929, the start of the Great Depression in the US.
US President Donald Trump arrives to a
US President Donald Trump arrives to a "Make America Great Again" rally at the Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Kentucky, on October 13, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByJennifer Epstein

Hashtagging for a cause: 5 hashtags to follow

Twitter has its days, but it also has a good level of solidarity for all the right causes. Here are five social hashtags that will make you think
Hashtags that have created a dialogue on social media
Hashtags that have created a dialogue on social media
Updated on Oct 14, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByFarhad J.Dadyburjor

Nikki Haley is now looking at parlaying her political capital into actual capital

She’ll have a twin advantage: Enough proven loyalty to Trump to appease his supporters and enough distance to escape the fallout of the next and succeeding Trumpian disasters. So, for those looking at a #MeToo explanation, it may be cannier to look ahead to a ‘Me To 2024’ scenario
As a former US Cabinet member and former governor, Nikki Haley (in photo) has the network to make some serious bucks in the years ahead(AFP)
As a former US Cabinet member and former governor, Nikki Haley (in photo) has the network to make some serious bucks in the years ahead(AFP)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 06:32 PM IST
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‘Not allowed to use an expression under rules of #MeToo,’ Donald Trump mocks movement again

“There’s an expression, but under the rules of #MeToo, I am not allowed to use that expression anymore. I can’t do it,” Donald Trump said at a mid-term election rally in Pennsylvania.
US President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a
US President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Erie Insurance Arena on October 10 in Erie, Pennsylvania.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 03:05 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

‘I apologise on behalf of nation’: Donald Trump to US Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh

At a White House swearing-in ceremony, US President Donald Trump stood next to Brett Kavanaugh and said he’d been “proven innocent” of the sexual assault allegations.
Brett Kavanaugh (L) is sworn in as associate justice of the US Supreme Court as President Donald Trump and the Kavanaugh family looks on.(AFP)
Brett Kavanaugh (L) is sworn in as associate justice of the US Supreme Court as President Donald Trump and the Kavanaugh family looks on.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

‘Victory for our nation’: Donald Trump celebrates Kavanaugh’s confirmation to US Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court at a rally in Kansas, condemning Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of political and personal destruction” against Kavanaugh.
To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Donald Trump declared it a “historic night”.(AFP)
To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Donald Trump declared it a “historic night”.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 12:22 PM IST
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Topeka, Kansas | ByAssociated Press

Donald Trump flashes thumbs up on Air Force One after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation

US President Donald Trump flashed reporters aboard Air Force One two thumbs up as the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to push the top US court to the right, and later assailed demonstrators who banged on the doors of the Supreme Court in protest as “an angry mob”.
Donald Trump said he is “100 per cent” certain that Christine Blasey Ford, who accused  Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, named the wrong person.(Reuters)
Donald Trump said he is “100 per cent” certain that Christine Blasey Ford, who accused  Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, named the wrong person.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 07, 2018 09:05 AM IST
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Bloomberg, Washington | ByAlyza Sebenius and Laura Curtis

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US Supreme Court justice after divisive fight

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh as protesters rallied across the country against a nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct as a young man.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts as Kavanaugh's wife Ashley holds the family bible and his daughters Liza and Margaret in Washington, US, October 6, 2018.(Fred Schilling/US Supreme Court/Handout)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts as Kavanaugh's wife Ashley holds the family bible and his daughters Liza and Margaret in Washington, US, October 6, 2018.(Fred Schilling/US Supreme Court/Handout)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 06:56 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Brett Kavanaugh likely to be pivotal US high court vote on divisive social issues

The Republican-controlled Senate is set for a final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Saturday, which could put Brett Kavanaugh on the court as early as next week.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is likely to be pivotal US high court vote on divisive social issues.(AP Photo)
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is likely to be pivotal US high court vote on divisive social issues.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2018 05:18 PM IST
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Washington | ByReuters

Brett Kavanaugh closer to US Supreme Court confirmation after Senate vote

The Senate voted 51-49 Friday to cut off debate and move to final consideration following bitter debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s suitability for the court due to the allegations and a partisan attack he made on Democratic senators.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AFP File Photo)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 08:48 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByLaura Litvan and Steven T Dennis

US Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight

Most Democrats opposed Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh from the outset, but their objections sharpened when Christine Blasey Ford, now a college professor in California, and two other women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s when he was in high school and college.
President Donald Trump’s drive to cement the conservative grip on the top US court faces a major test on Friday as the Senate holds a key procedural vote on Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court nomination has set off a political brawl.(Reuters File Photo)
President Donald Trump’s drive to cement the conservative grip on the top US court faces a major test on Friday as the Senate holds a key procedural vote on Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court nomination has set off a political brawl.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2018 04:52 PM IST
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FBI probe does not corroborate charges against Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senator

Republican senator Chuck Grassley said it was time to proceed to a vote by the full Senate on President Donald Trump’s nominee to sit on the nation’s highest court.
Judge Brett M Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.(REUTERS File)
Judge Brett M Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 08:33 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByAFP

White House receives FBI report on Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh; confident of his Senate confirmation

The nomination of Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now to be voted by the Senate. The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has initiated the move and the procedural voting is likely to take place Friday.
Judge Brett M Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, US on September 27.(REUTERS)
Judge Brett M Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, US on September 27.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 07:54 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

US Senate’s procedural vote for Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, final vote day after

The United States Senate’s Republican leadership moved forward with the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, setting up a Friday procedural vote and a final floor vote the following day.
United States President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (pictured) has been accused of sexual assault.(Reuters)
United States President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (pictured) has been accused of sexual assault.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse
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