Experts Say Judge Cannon’s Pro-Trump Order Is Doomed After “Hostile” Hearing

A federal appeals court appears likely to shut down the special master review of secret government documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by Trump in 2020, sided with the former president to appoint a special master to comb through the documents for potentially privileged information, selecting longtime federal Judge Raymond Dearie from a list proposed by Trump’s attorneys. Legal experts have repeatedly questioned Cannon’s intervention in the case, especially after she overruled Dearie on key issues as he pressed Trump’s attorneys to provide evidence backing their…

Biden Reportedly Cuts Deal With Mitch McConnell to Nominate Anti-Abortion Judge

President Joe Biden has reportedly struck a deal with Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to nominate an anti-abortion lawyer to a lifetime federal judgeship in Kentucky, news that comes less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion. According to Louisville’s Courier-Journal, Biden has agreed to nominate Republican attorney Chad Meredith once there’s a federal court vacancy in Kentucky, where abortion was outlawed immediately following the high court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday. In exchange, McConnell (R-Ky.) has purportedly agreed not to obstruct the president’s future judicial nominations…

Dark Money Is Behind “Women’s Groups” Attacking Biden’s Supreme Court Pick

Today President Biden announced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Stephen Breyer’s announced retirement. If confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to serve as a justice on the nation’s highest court. Judge Jackson would join a court dominated by partisan justices handpicked by right-wing dark money networks that have worked for years to swing the Supreme Court and other courts in their favor in an effort to remake Americans’ legal rights to suit a right-wing agenda. The most recently appointed justices — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and…

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