'Rock star' appeals judge Allison Rushing in high court mix
President Donald Trump indicated that Rushing is on his short list of four or five nominees to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court. Born in 1982 and the mother of a toddler, she'd be the first millennial serving at the Supreme Court, where the current youngest justice Neil Gorsuch is 15 years her junior. But as an appellate specialist while in private practice at the Williams & Connolly law firm in Washington, Rushing filed scores of briefs with the Supreme Court. Circuit Court of Appeals. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia in March 2019.
Senate GOP plans vote on Trump’s court pick before election
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Senate Chamber following a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. But under GOP planning, the Senate could vote Oct. 29. No court nominee in U.S. history has been considered so close to a presidential election. Elsewhere, as tributes poured in for Ginsburg with vigils and flowers at the court’s steps, Democrats led by presidential nominee Joe Biden vowed a tough fight. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska for opposing a Senate vote before elections.
The Latest: Trump boasts about how many court picks he's had
Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, on Sept. 18, 2020, the Supreme Court announced. ___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT VACANCY— President Donald Trump says he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday. — Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to Trump’s Supreme Court pick. — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week. ___Follow AP’s Supreme Court coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/ruth-bader-ginsburg___7:40 p.m.A Republican senator in a tough reelection race will consider President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, about the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON – Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppose the election-season rush. It takes four Republicans to break ranks to keep Trump's nominee off the court. But Biden and other Democrats said voters should choose the next president, who should pick Ginsburg's successor. But he added, “If I win this election, President Trump’s nominee should be withdrawn and as the new president I should be the one to nominate Justice Ginsburg’s successor.”Nonetheless, the process for replacing her moved swiftly ahead.