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Buttigieg: Protesters at Kavanaugh's Dinner A-OK

Transportation secretary sees no issue with protesters outside Morton's

(Newser) - Protesters gathered outside the Morton's steakhouse in Washington, DC, last week as Brett Kavanaugh dined inside, demanding the Supreme Court justice be kicked out. Pete Buttigieg has no problem with that. The transportation secretary was asked about the issue Sunday on Fox News because his husband Chasten tweeted about...

Supreme Court: Protests at Our Homes Must Stop

Court asks Virginia and Maryland to end the demonstrations

(Newser) - The marshal of the US Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using bullhorns, and banging drums have picketed...

Collins on Roe Ruling: 'I Feel Misled'

GOP senator, Dem Sen. Manchin say Kavanaugh, Gorsuch assured them this wouldn't happen

(Newser) - As reaction continues to the Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, two big names in government are expressing their unhappiness about it—partly because they feel personally bamboozled by two of the high court's conservative justices who voted with the majority. "I...

Focus Turns to Security for Supreme Court Justices
Arrest Near Kavanaugh Home
Highlights a New Threat
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Arrest Near Kavanaugh Home Highlights a New Threat

Concern grows for security of Supreme Court justices

(Newser) - The arrest of an armed man near the home of Brett Kavanaugh has put the focus on security for the Supreme Court and its justices—not to mention turmoil within the court at a particularly volatile moment . Coverage:
  • In Congress: Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats on Thursday delayed action on
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Suspect Near Kavanaugh's House Called 911 Himself

Californian faces attempted murder count

(Newser) - The California man arrested Wednesday outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home has been charged with attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice. A federal affidavit identified the man as Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, the New York Times reports. The document says that the man was carrying a...

Armed Man Arrested Near Brett Kavanaugh's Home

Authorities say he'd been making threats against the Supreme Court justice

(Newser) - Police in Maryland arrested an armed man near the home of Brett Kavanaugh, and they say he told officers he wanted to kill the Supreme Court justice, reports the Washington Post . The suspect hasn't been identified and has been described only as a man in his 20s from California....

After Protests at Judges' Homes, Biden Speaks Out

They 'must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety'

(Newser) - President Biden on Monday expressed his support for judges after protesters converged on the private homes of two Supreme Court justices in the DC area over the weekend. "Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for...

Demonstrations Move to Homes of Justices

Roe supporters take issue to Roberts, Kavanaugh

(Newser) - Demonstrators met outside the Washington-area homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend to voice their opposition to overturning Roe v. Wade. "You don’t get to take away my bodily autonomy and get enjoy your Saturday at home," one protester said. "...

Fate of Roe v. Wade Will Depend on 3 Justices
Fate of Roe v. Wade Will
Depend on 3 Justices
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Fate of Roe v. Wade Will Depend on 3 Justices

Analysts say Roberts, Barrett, Kavanaugh are the ones to watch

(Newser) - After Supreme Court arguments Wednesday, the future of abortion rights in America will now likely be decided by three justices, including the second two of Donald Trump's three nominees to the top court, analysts say—and it's not looking good for Roe v. Wade. All six conservative justices...

Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID

Supreme Court says he has no symptoms, is fully vaccinated

(Newser) - The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19, per the AP . The court said in a press release Friday that Kavanaugh has no symptoms and has been fully vaccinated since January. Kavanaugh and all the other justices had a routine coronavirus test ahead of Friday's...

FBI Reveals Kavanaugh Check Drew 4.5K Tips

Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say the background investigation was 'a sham'

(Newser) - The FBI has revived criticism of its handling of the 2018 background check on Brett Kavanaugh by conceding it received more than 4,500 tips on him. Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings for a seat on the US Supreme Court included testimony by Christine Blasey Ford, a professor who accused the...

Trump Seethes Over Kavanaugh in New Book
Trump Seethes Over
Kavanaugh in New Book
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Trump Seethes Over Kavanaugh in New Book

'Where would he be without me,' Trump asks Michael Wolff

(Newser) - Former President Trump is in lots of headlines Tuesday, in part because of advance looks at two upcoming books. One is Landslide, the latest from Michael Wolff (a Newser co-founder). The other is I Alone Can Fix It from Washington Post reporters Carol Loennig and Philip Rucker. Coverage:
  • In Landslide,
...

Supreme Court Sides With College Athletes on Benefits

Ruling could make it easier for them to be compensated for non-tuition expenses

(Newser) - In a ruling that could push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court on Monday unanimously sided with a group of former college athletes over rules limiting certain compensation. The high court ruled that NCAA limits on the education-related benefits that colleges can offer athletes who play Division I basketball...

Supreme Court's Interesting New Math: 3-3-3
Supreme Court's Interesting
New Math: 3-3-3
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Supreme Court's Interesting New Math: 3-3-3

The 6-3 conservative majority isn't issuing decisions quite as expected, at least so far

(Newser) - When Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court last year, it resulted in what is usually described as a 6-3 advantage for conservatives over liberals on the court. But two big decisions Thursday— one on ObamaCare and the other on a Catholic group that refuses to...

Supreme Court Move Means J&J Owes Women $2B

Company wanted justices to review decision over talc-based baby powder, but they declined

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is leaving in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who say they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc products, per the AP . The justices didn't comment Tuesday in rejecting Johnson & Johnson's appeal . The company argued that it wasn'...

Senator: FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation Was a Joke

Sheldon Whitehouse wants the attorney general to investigate

(Newser) - The Brett Kavanaugh controversy might not be over just yet. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says the FBI's inquiry into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 2018 was a joke, and the senator is calling on the attorney general to take a look. Whitehouse...

Schumer: I Shouldn't Have Used Those Words

He clarifies criticism of court justices after rebuke from John Roberts

(Newser) - Chuck Schumer isn't exactly apologizing, but he did acknowledge he used the wrong words in his strong speech about certain Supreme Court justices Wednesday. Schumer was hit with backlash from Republicans and a rare rebuke from the chief justice after saying that Trump-appointed justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch...

Schumer Accused of Threatening Justices

Remarks were condemned in a rare statement from Chief Justice John Roberts

(Newser) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer "must pay a severe price" for saying two Supreme Court justice "will pay the price" if they decide to uphold restrictions on abortion, President Trump tweeted Wednesday. In a rare statement, Chief Justice John Roberts also criticized the Democrat, who said Trump appointees...

With 2 Trump Appointees, a Big SCOTUS First

Supreme Court will hear first major abortion case with Gorsuch, Kavanaugh on the bench

(Newser) - In 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, arguments on a similar law out of Louisiana will be heard by the high court, but with one "major difference," per NBC News : This time...

Buttigieg Campaign Sees Who Donations Are From, Returns Them

2 of Brett Kavanaugh's lawyers had donated thousands

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg’s campaign received $7,200 from Alexandra Walsh and $2,800 from Beth Wilkinson, but that money has since been returned to the top DC law partners after the donations were revealed. Why? Because they are part of Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, the Washington law firm that represented Brett...

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