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Ernst works to appeal to female voters by holding up Judge...

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, one of two Republican women on the Senate Judiciary Committee, worked last week during confirmation hearings to portray Supreme Court...

Panel: Lawmakers should set penalties for police bias

State lawmakers should decide the penalties for police departments and officers who violate citizens' rights in cases that show bias, a state panel decided...

Witnesses pro and con testify on Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

WASHINGTON — A family physician and a former law clerk were among those who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday as the...

Ernst highlights Supreme Court nominee Barrett’s decision upholding abortion clinic buffer...

After Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett fielded repeated questions throughout Tuesday’s confirmation hearing about her personal views on abortion, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst...

Supreme Court nominee Barrett to Grassley: No one has asked me...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday whether she has made any promises to vote to repeal the...

Michigan governor kidnap plot shows danger of vigilantes

My closest friend spent his working life in law enforcement. He handled everything from minor traffic violations to homicides, with assorted robberies, break-ins, vandalism...

Supreme Court confirmation hearings to plow ahead amid COVID-19 infections

Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Monday for what’s expected to be an unusual and contentious four...

Supreme Court hears arguments over states’ ability to regulate drug costs

How much leeway states have to control drug middlemen was at the heart of arguments this week before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The case, Rutledge...

Could COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That...

Debate: Trump tells far-right group to ‘stand back and stand by’

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with...
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