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What GOP-nominated justices said about Roe to Senate panel

May. 07, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one form or another, every Supreme Court nominee is asked during Senate hearings about his or her views of the Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling that has stood for a half century. Now, a draft opinion obtained by Politico suggests that a majority of the court...

A California first: woman signs bill into state law

Mar. 31, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in California's 171-year history, a woman has signed a bill into state law. Gov. Gavin Newsom normally signs the laws in California, but he left the state on Wednesday night for a family vacation in Central and South America. State law...

Supreme Court nominee's 'empathy' is flashpoint for Senate

Mar. 25, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Empathy is not a quality many Republican senators want to see in the next Supreme Court justice. Traditionally considered an admirable attribute, the ability to empathize with another’s plight has become a touchstone for GOP opposition to Judge Ketanji Brown...

Jackson invokes her Christian faith, stays mum on specifics

Mar. 23, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has put her religious faith front, center — and vague. She's spoken strongly of the role of her faith in her life and career but hasn't gotten into the specifics of that commitment. Her beliefs have drawn some attention as she undergoes Senate Judiciary...

Takeaways: Supreme Court nominee quizzed on race, crime

Mar. 22, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first full day of questions Tuesday for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson tackled the big issues of race, abortion and judicial philosophy, a grueling marathon of debate over President Joe Biden's historic pick. For 12 hours, senators probed...

San Francisco recalls 3 members of city's school board

Mar. 22, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco residents recalled three members of the city’s school board Tuesday for what critics called misplaced priorities and putting progressive politics over the needs of children during the pandemic. Voters overwhelmingly approved the recall in a...

Richard Blum, husband of California Sen. Feinstein, dies

Feb. 28, 2022 17:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Blum, husband of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 86. Feinstein announced her husband's death in a statement Monday morning that said her “heart is broken today.” She said her...

Senators push Garland to reform prisons after AP reporting

Feb. 23, 2022 12:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland take immediate action to reform the beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons in response to Associated Press investigations that exposed widespread problems there, serious misconduct...