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2A Skeptic Garland Moves Closer to Confirmation as US Attorney General

Anti-gun Attorney General hopeful Merrick Garland, flanked by Joe Biden. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- This week, hearings were held on the nomination of Merrick Garland for U.S. attorney general, with a final vote on confirmation expected to come next week. The prospect for gun owners is that the nation’s highest law enforcement office may soon be occupied by a man who in the past has shown doubts about whether the Second Amendment continues to have any relevance in the modern era. Garl...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, District Of Columbia, Justice Department, Nra, Antonin Scalia, Parker, U S Supreme Court, U S Senate, Scalia


LA City Council will boost unarmed crisis response, universal basic income to reinvest LAPD dollars

In December, Mayor Eric Garcetti took the unusual step of vetoing a City Council plan for reinvesting Los Angeles police department dollars into communities of color. Garcetti said he would be happy to sign off on a revised proposal that included some changes, including the creation of an unarmed crisis response program to respond to 911 calls, especially when it involves someone experiencing a mental health episode. The mayor will get that chance on Tuesday, March 2. A revamped spending plan sh...
Tags: Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Education, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti


Garland’s AG nomination clears Senate committee

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, has been praised by members of both parties for his intellect and integrity. He pledged in his nomination hearing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Delaware


10 Things in Politics: 125 of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


10 Things in Politics: Our database of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


'We must resist becoming numb': Biden marks 500,000 Covid deaths with national address – live

President addresses grief: ‘I know what it’s like’US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000Merrick Garland emphasizes DOJ independence: ‘I am not the president’s lawyer’Biden to order flags be flown at half-staff for coronavirus victimsDominion Voting to sue MyPillow CEO for defamationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.15pm GMT Candles at the White House to mark half a million dead from coronavirus Candles for the moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/lUGYahkzsR#LIVE...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Doj, Garland, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general. He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists. Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, Oklahoma City


Merrick Garland says 'we do not have equal justice' in the US because of systemic racism

Judge Merrick Garland and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Caroline Brehman, Brandon Bell/Getty Images Merrick Garland emphatically stated Monday that the US does not have equal justice under the law. Sen. Cory Booker asked Garland if systemic racism influences outcomes in criminal justice. "Senator, there is no question to me that there is disparate treatment in our justice system." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland acknowledged systemic racism as a rea...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Cbs News, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Cbs, Doj, Trump, Garland, Cory Booker, Barr


Merrick Garland says he's concerned about 'randomness' of death penalty and its 'disparate' impact on Black Americans

Demetrius Freeman/Getty Images Merrick Garland expressed concern about the death penalty during his Senate confirmation hearing. Merrick Garland in his confirmation hearing expressed serious concerns about the death penalty.  Garland on Monday cited the "disparate" impact of capital punishment on Black Americans.  Garland said it's "the most terrible thing" if someone is executed for a crime they didn't commit. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Death Penalty, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Garland, Merrick Garland, John Haltiwanger, DPIC, Demetrius Freeman Getty Images Merrick Garland


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
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Garland supports releasing report on FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar case

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday that he supports releasing the results of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. Garland also said if confirmed he would also consult with the Justice Department’s inspector general about the USA Gymnastics/Nassar investigation. Between August and October 2018, Office of Inspector General investigators and FBI agents from local f...
Tags: Politics, News, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Connecticut, Tokyo, Michigan, Doj, Justice Department, OIG, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Penny


WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland choked up while explaining his motivation for being a public servant. At his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Garland talked about how his family fled antisemitism. "The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Booker, US supreme court


Domestic terrorism in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney-general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism was "more dangerous" now than it was in the 1990s. The Capitol insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Waco, Ruby Ridge


Domestic terror in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism is "more dangerous" than its previous peak in the 1990s. The January 6 insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly OKC bombing, Garland said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general sounded the alarm Monday on the...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, OKC, Waco


10 Things in Politics: Merrick Garland vows justice after Capitol riot

Then-Vice President Joe Biden and Judge Merrick Garland in 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:The House wants to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan this week.Trump will make his first public appearance since leaving...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, House


Biden Vows to Defeat America’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Group

Joe Biden with a sign behind him telling a very uncomfortable truth for the Democratic Presidential Candidate. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden wants Americans to believe that he will focus on what he calls “the renewal of a politics that’s about solving problems – not stoking the flames of hate and chaos.” Yet what “problem” is Biden promising to “solve” before he even takes office? Why the “defeat” of the National Rifle Association, a group of over 5 million Americans of all dif...
Tags: Guns, Washington, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Justice Department, Nra, U S Supreme Court, National Rifle Association, District, Garland, Civil Rights Division, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA


Biden to Nominate Anti-Gun Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

Anti-2A judge Merrick Garland is Biden's likely pick for Attorney General. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- At a news conference on January 7th, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Biden’s choice of a noted Second Amendment opponent to lead the Department of Justice is an overt assault on gun rights and gun owners. Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin ...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Biden, District Of Columbia, Nra, Antonin Scalia, Parker, U S Supreme Court, Scalia, Garland, U S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, NICS, Heller


Biden will nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland. Alex Wong/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as to serve as attorney general, Politico and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Garland has been a judge on the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, since 1997, and he began his legal career at the Justice Department under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. Garland came into the national spotlight in March 2016, when former President Barack Obama nominated him t...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell


Report: Cuomo Is Being Considered For Attorney General In Biden Administration

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being considered for attorney general in the incoming Biden administration, the Associated Press reported late Friday. A person familiar with the search said that President-elect Joe Biden was considering the Democrat who has governed New York since 2011, and who mobilized the state’s response to a devastating blow by coronavirus which caused a surge of cases and staggering death toll in the Empire State earlier this year.   Three other contenders for the role ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Attorney General, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Muslim, Hud, Associated Press, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Doj, Sally Yates, Jones


Is Alabama Senator Doug Jones now the front-runner to be Joe Biden's pick for Attorney General?

In this post a few week ago, I asked "Is Sally Yates on track to be the next US Attorney General?," and until tonight I was still thinking she was the front-runner for this key Cabinet position.  But this new AP piece, headlined "Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland," suggests that confirmation concerns may be driving Prez-elect Biden in another direction.  Here are the details: Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the l...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Senate, Russia, US, Alabama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Capitol Hill, Al Sharpton, Biden, Justice Department


Merrick Garland is being considered for Attorney General in the Biden administration: report

Judge Merrick Garland, right, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the US Supreme Court in March 2016 after the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, but was subsequently blocked from hearings by Senate Republicans. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland is under serious consideration by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Attorney General, according to a NPR report. In 2016, Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court by then-President Barack Obama, but he never r...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, US Attorney General, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Massachusetts, US, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell, University Of Chicago


McConnell Vows To Keep Confirming Judges Right Up Until January

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed Friday that he would continue his full-court press to remake the judiciary up until January 3, when Democrats may take over the Senate, depending on the outcome of next week’s election. “We’re going to run through the tape. We go through the end of the year, and so does the President,” McConnell told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “We’re going to fill the 7th Circuit. And I’m hoping we have time to fill the 1st Circuit as well.” The se...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Federal Judges, Biden, Ginsberg, Hugh Hewitt, Barrett, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Chuck Schumer


How Mitch McConnell Delivered Justice Amy Coney Barrett's Rapid Confirmation

WASHINGTON -- Within hours of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last month, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was on the phone with President Donald Trump, assuring him that Senate Republicans would not hesitate to fill the sudden vacancy despite the imminent election.But he offered a word of warning to the president: "This will be the hardest fight of my life," McConnell said, according to an aide. "We have to play this perfectly."There was good reason for caution. McConnell, the Senate majori...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Democrats, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


The Left Doesn’t Fear Amy Coney Barrett, It Fears the Constitution

Nothing threatens the progressive project more than the existence of a Supreme Court that adheres to the Constitution. It’s really that simple.That’s what the tantrum over Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is all about. The notion that the same Democrats who shelved the judicial filibuster and now threaten to destroy the separation of powers with a Court-packing revenge scheme -- the same people, incidentally, so fond of smear-drenched confirmation hearings -- are sticklers for process or...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Massachusetts, Court, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Gop, Citizens United, Msnbc, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Schumer, Barrett, Chris Hayes, Chuck Schumer


Barrett confirmed as 115th justice

The Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the fifth woman to serve on the court. The 48-year-old Barrett fills the seat previously held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 of complications from pancreatic cancer. The 52-48 vote capped a meteoric rise for Barrett, who spent almost all of her career as a law professor who was well regarded but little known outside academic circles. And for conservatives, the vot...
Tags: Chris Christie, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Missouri, Maine, Alaska, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court despite opposition from Democrats

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. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  Barrett was confirmed just eight days before Election Day amid fervent opposition from Senate Democrats.  She will be President Donald Trump's third Supreme Court justice.  Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Maine, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell, Catholic, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Narrative Hardball

When Dave Pozen and I wrote our article two years ago on asymmetric constitutional hardball (building on the important and ongoing work by Mark Tushnet), our bottom line was that the constitutional hardball we observe is reciprocal but not symmetrical. Both Democrats and Republicans engage in constitutional hardball, and predictably tend to do so in response to one another; but for at least the past 25 years or so, the Republican party has simply played harder hardball. Over and over, Democrat...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Court, America, Reagan, Dave, United States, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Mike Lee, Irs, Branding


Court-packing would upend our constitutional system

During the primaries, former Vice President Joe Biden opposed increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court. Once he won the Democratic nomination, however, he switched to silence on the question. Last week, he switched again, saying he’d tell us after the vote on Judge Barrett – by which time, millions more early votes will have been cast. Biden owes America an answer now. Adding justices to the Supreme Court is not a policy question like health care or law and order. It is, rather, a ...
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What Is Court Packing? A Hot Debate Topic, Joe Biden Says ‘He’s Not A Fan’

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Amy Coney Barrett's nomination hearing is underway. Here are some of the most contentious Supreme Court nominations in US history

The confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, is underway. Contentious Supreme Court nomination processes are nothing new — there have been several in the past 50 years as Congressional partisanship increases. We looked back at some of the most polarizing Supreme Court nominations in recent history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The battle to get Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, conf...
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