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  • Senator Barrasso on Judicial Nominations
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    Senator Barrasso on Judicial Nominations

    Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Republican policy chair, talked about the delay in confirming judicial nominees. He blamed Democrats for deliberately trying to thwart President Trump’s agenda…

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  • Senate GOP Plans to Turn to Tax Reform After Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Senate Republican leaders spoke with reporters. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responded to the indictment of former Trump campaign chai, Paul Manafort…

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  • Senator Lankford Discusses Amy Barrett Nomination
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    Senator Lankford on Judicial Nominee Amy Barrett

    Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke in favor of the nomination of Amy Barrett to the Seventh Circuit Court.

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  • Senators McConnell and Durbin Debate Amy Barrett Nomination
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    Senators McConnell and Durbin on Judicial Nominee Amy Barrett

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised Amy Barrett’s nomination to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and urged her confirmation. Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to…

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  • Senate Republicans Hold News Conference on Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Republicans on Pending Judicial Nominations

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) held a news conference on Amy Coney Barrett' s nomination to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Also speaking were other Republican senators and…

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  • Senate Majority Leader McConnell on Judges
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    Senate Majority Leader McConnell on Judges

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), speaking on the Senate floor about Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Barrett, called on his colleagues to confirm qualified judges and not vote…

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  • Offensive Language and Freedom of Speech
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    Offensive Language and Freedom of Speech

    Panelists analyzed recent federal court rulings concerning offensive language and freedom of speech. They discussed cases involving Flying Dog Brewery; NFL team the Washington Redskins; and…

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  • After Words with Roy Moore
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    After Words with Roy Moore

    Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, talked about the book he co-wrote with John Perry , So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom, from…

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  • Amy Coney Barrett Testifies at Seventh Circuit Confirmation Hearing
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    Judicial and Justice Department Pending Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominees to the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Middle and Western Tennessee District…

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  • Senators Blumenthal and Franken on Bush Nomination
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    Senators Blumenthal and Franken on Bush Nomination

    Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and and Al Franken (D-MN spoke about Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee John Bush. They cited Mr. Bush’s posting on extremist websites and quotations…

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  • Senators Hirono and Murray on Bush Nomination
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    Senators Hirono and Murray on Bush Nomination

    Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke about Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee John Bush. They criticized his record on women’s and reproductive rights.

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  • Senators McConnell and Durbin on Bush Nomination
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    Senators McConnell and Durbin on Bush Nomination

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke about Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals nominee John Bush. Senator McConnell supports the nomination while…

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  • Historians in the Court
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    Historians in the Court

    Historians talked about their roles as experts for court cases on subjects such as abortion, Native American treaties, gay rights, and affirmative action. They also spoke about how the…

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  • emPenaRodriguez v Coloradoem Oral Argument
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    Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Pena-Rodriguez v.Colorado, a case balancing jury secrecy against the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. The plaintiff sued to have his unlawful…

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  • Chief John Justice Roberts Addresses Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
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    Chief Justice Roberts Remarks at Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts addressed fellow judges and legal scholars at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. He talked about how he and his colleagues find…

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  • Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations, Part 2

    Senate Democrats tried unsuccessfully to force a vote on some judicial nominations. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked all the motions to move forward on votes.

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  • Kenneth Feinberg on the Future of Civil Jury Trials
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    Future of Civil Jury Trials

    Panelists discussed the future of civil jury trials. Although a constitutional right that had been lauded as promoting democracy, the number of civil jury trials had continually declined for decades amidst the…

    437 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should the Boston Marathon bomber receive the death penalty?”

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  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker R Remarks on Tsarnaev Verdict
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    Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict

    Governor Charlie Baker (R-MA) spoke to reporters in the State House following the federal jury verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts…

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  • Open Phones on Boston Marathon Bombing Guilty Verdict
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    Open Phones on Boston Marathon Bombing Guilty Verdict

    Telephone lines were open for viewer reactions to the federal jury verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all 30 counts against him, including…

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