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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 9 The Wall Street Journal on federal judge's rulings in Ohio opioid trial: The plaintiffs bar has assaulted too many industries to count, but the landmark...

Biden nominates Silva, Traum for federal court judgeships

Nov. 03, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated a state court judge and a law school professor to fill two U.S. District Court vacancies in Nevada. Judge Cristina D. Silva has served on the state District Court in Las Vegas since 2019 and previously was an...

Attorney Evan Young appointed to Texas Supreme Court

Nov. 01, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott appointed attorney Evan Young on Monday to fill a Texas Supreme Court vacancy. Young replaces former justice Eva Guzman, who resigned to run for attorney general in 2022. Young, who clerked for the...

Supreme Court commission talks positively of shorter terms

Oct. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court has released a first look at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices. ...

Supreme Court commission talks positively of shorter terms

Oct. 14, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court released a first look Thursday night at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices. ...

What's old is new again: Justices back at court for new term

Oct. 04, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court returned to the courtroom Monday for the start of a momentous new term, after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion, guns and religion all are on the agenda for a court with a rightward tilt,...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 29, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. September 26, 2021. Editorial: Broad support needed to ensure student testing change succeeds Gov. Ron DeSantis likes to highlight the role that personal responsibility plays in managing the pandemic, and he is right. But that’s...

Today in History

Sep. 26, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2021. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United...

Poll numbers down, justices say they aren’t politicians

Sep. 25, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Supreme Court justices delivered the same plea in rapid succession in recent days: Don’t view justices as politicians. The justices have reason to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp drop in approval of a court now dominated by...

Clarence Thomas criticizes judges for veering into politics

Sep. 16, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not the role of judges to make policy or to base decisions on their personal feelings or religious beliefs. ...