Sen. Jeff Flake announced Friday he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “unless something big changes,” the Associated Press reported. Flake deciding to vote “yes” means Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump could lose one GOP senator and use Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote to confirm Kavanaugh by the narrowest of margins. Earlier Friday, the Senate voted 51-49 to limit debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination, setting up a potential Saturday confirmation vote. All eyes now are on undecided Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia. Neither has announced how they will vote Saturday. Both voted Friday to limit debate and move to a final vote. Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski broke ranks Friday and voted with Democrats, signaling she’s a no on the final vote. Asked if the White House and Senate GOP leaders have the votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, White House press … [Read more...] about Sen. Jeff Flake to Vote Yes on Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, Reports
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U.S. Religion Philadelphia’s Supreme Court identified more than 300 “predator priests” in a 31-page document on clergy child sexual abuse within six of the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses, NBC Philadelphia reported Friday. The official grand jury report on the trial also included accusations of the clergy’s attempts to cover-up instances of abuse. But the names of priests and other members of the clergy will not be released to the public yet. The Supreme Court ruled that it would temporarily black out names of those implicated in the report—which highlighted allegations of decades of abuse and cover-up —after a number of those named argued that revealing them would unfairly dent their reputations and violate their rights to due process. The state’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro had requested that the report be released in full. He was supported by local Catholic dioceses and … [Read more...] about More Than 300 ‘Predator Priests’ Named in Redacted Philadelphia Supreme Court Report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spoke with Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah about the coming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Utah’s Deseret News reported on Tuesday. Lee confirmed he spoke with Trump by telephone on Monday but did not elaborate, the newspaper said. Lee and his brother, Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Rex Lee, are both on Trump’s list of potential nominees. (Corrects typo in name of newspaper in first paragraph.) Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama … [Read more...] about Trump spoke with Senator Mike Lee about Supreme Court: report
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What does the Supreme Court ruling on sports betting mean in Kentucky? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a 25-year-old federal law that has effectively prohibited sports betting outside Nevada is unconstitutional. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Justin Sayers and Tom Loftus, Courier Journal Published 11:01 a.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 6:09 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 CLOSE The US Supreme Court struck down a federal law from 1992 that prohibits sports betting in most states. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about What does the Supreme Court ruling on sports betting mean in Kentucky?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports. The justices ruled 6-3 that a 25-year-old federal law that has effectively prohibited sports betting outside Nevada is unconstitutional. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 42 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Richard Wolf, USA TODAY Published 10:12 a.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 7:53 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: Supreme Court reporter Richard Wolf breaks down the SCOTUS ruling on sports betting in the United … [Read more...] about Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey