Supreme Court

From the nomination and confirmation proceedings of new judges to key decisions of the high court, all of the important news on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court temporarily stops youth climate change lawsuit against Trump administration

Chief Justice Roberts issued a temporary stay on the case, which holds the federal government accountable for its role in exacerbating climate change.

BrettKavanaugh.com has been purchased and made into a resource for sexual assault survivors

A nonpartisan group seeking transparency from the Supreme Court purchased the domain BrettKavanaugh.com and filled it with resources for sexual assault survivors rather than information on Kavanaugh.

Brett Kavanaugh is the first member of the Supreme Court to hire an all-female class of law clerks

The hiring decision comes as women across the country overwhelmingly opposed Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Sen. Susan Collins will vote for Kavanaugh’s nomination, making him all-but-certain for confirmation

She decried the confirmation process as a “caricature of a gutter-level political campaign” marred by “over-the-top rhetoric and distortions” of Kavanaugh’s record.

Kavanaugh passes key procedural hurdle, is set up for final confirmation vote

While Kavanaugh passed this procedural hurdle, it’s unclear whether he has the votes for his final confirmation.

In wild conspiracy, Trump claims protesters of Kavanaugh are “paid for by Soros”

Trump is referring to sexual assault victims who have confronted senators on Capitol Hill, including Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Orrin Hatch of Utah.

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer detained at Brett Kavanaugh protest on Capitol Hill

Schumer was one of hundreds of protesters who gathered in a Senate office building to voice opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination.

Republicans take preemptive victory lap on Brett Kavanaugh as they schedule first vote for Friday

Republicans scheduled the first vote for Kavanaugh for 10:30 a.m. Friday morning.

With Brett Kavanaugh, Trumpism ascends to the Supreme Court

Kavanaugh's partisanship, demeanor and sexual assault allegations may have already "tainted" the nation's high court.

Susan Collins says FBI report on Kavanaugh was “thorough,” suggesting she could vote yes

While Collins did not say how she would vote on his confirmation, her view that the FBI report was legitimate is a signal that she could vote to support Kavanaugh’s nomination.

“He was treated like crap”: Lindsey Graham booed for defending Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was booed by an audience at an ideas festival hosted by the Atlantic, after he once again raised doubts about the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Mitch McConnell: FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh won’t be made public

“Only senators will be allowed to look at it,” McConnell said at a Tuesday news conference of the FBI’s report, which Republicans have demanded be wrapped up by Friday.

Kavanaugh classmate tells FBI the judge was often “belligerent and aggressive” while drunk

Ludington describes one instance in particular when Kavanaugh initiated a violent altercation by throwing a drink, leading to the arrest of a mutual friend.

Questions on Kavanaugh accusations push Trump news conference on trade off the rails

After first refusing to answer questions about the FBI probe into the allegations against Kavanaugh, Trump then changed course to answer questions on the investigation.

Kavanaugh vote delayed by a week for FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations

Senate Republicans announced on Friday that they will delay the confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by one week, in order to allow the FBI to investigate.

Trump won’t say if he’ll authorize FBI probe, calls Ford’s testimony “compelling”

“I’ll be totally reliant on what [Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)] and the group decides to do,” Trump said in the Oval Office.

“November is coming”: Democrats warn Republicans of consequences for Kavanaugh confirmation

Political analysts are watching to see if the hearings juice Democratic enthusiasm, raising it even higher than it currently stands.

5 dubious claims from Brett Kavanaugh that raise hard questions about his credibility

Trump's Supreme Court nominee claimed Ford's allegations were a "political hit" and made several weak claims in Thursday's heated hearing.

“You’re telling all women that they don’t matter”: Protesters confront Sen. Jeff Flake

In an emotional exchange, demonstrators tell Flake that a vote for Kavanaugh sends a message that "it doesn't matter what happened" to sexual assault victims.

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Kavanaugh’s nomination, but Flake calls for 1-week FBI probe

“I will move it out of committee,” Flake said, adding he would "only be comfortable moving on the floor” after a one-week FBI investigation.

Emotions run high on Capitol Hill as Ford, Kavanaugh testify on sexual assault allegations

Ford described Kavanaugh's alleged assault in a historic, highly-contentious hearing.

Lindsey Graham rages over Kavanaugh allegations: “This is hell”

Graham lashed out at Democrats after Christine Blasey Ford testified on Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault.

Fox News host on Christine Blasey Ford’s Kavanaugh testimony: A “disaster for Republicans”

Conservatives on Twitter are also having a tough time rebutting Ford's testimony on Thursday.

Senate Republicans come to Kavanaugh’s defense at sexual assault hearing

“You’ve tried hard, given it your all, no one can question your effort. But your coordinated and well-funded effort to destroy my good name and destroy my family will not drive me out.”

Expert: It’s normal for Christine Blasey Ford’s story to lack “superhuman levels of detail”

"Insisting on redesigning a house to install a second front door is a good example of how victims will go to considerable expense to try to create feelings of safety."

Sequelae, norepinephrine, epinephrine: Christine Blasey Ford uses science to describe her assault

“Indelible into the hippocampus is the laughter — the uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense,” Ford said.

Christine Blasey Ford says she’s “100%” certain Kavanaugh was her attacker

In a powerful testimony Thursday, Ford detailed her sexual assault allegations against the Trump Supreme Court nominee.

Christine Blasey Ford’s friend, student say she’s “terrified” but has a “commitment to truth”

Her former student is hoping the all-male committee will also weigh the evidence against Blasey Ford and believe her.

What to expect from Thursday’s Senate hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh

Democrats say the hearing is a “sham,” and have blasted Republicans both for refusing to hear testimony from outside witnesses.

Third woman comes forward with allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

“I witnessed Brett Kavanaugh consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the 1980s,” Julie Swetnick wrote in a sworn statement.