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The next standoff in Congress: The Supreme Court filibuster

March 27, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

After a week of high drama in the House and Senate, lawmakers in Washington could enjoy a quieter period in Congress before another all-out fight in early April over Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

Gorsuch grilled, praised on second day of hearings

March 21, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch faced a Senate Judiciary committee on Tuesday looking for answers about his thoughts on landmark court cases, his own rulings, and the limits of constitutional powers.

How independent is the FBI director and can he be removed from office?

March 21, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is one of the most independent officials in the federal government, but are there limits to his powers and can he be removed from office?

Supreme Court confirmation hearings start amid DC drama

March 20, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The Senate Judiciary committee hearings started on Monday for Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch, albeit under unusual circumstances.

Why odds are good that Gorsuch will get a confirmation vote

March 20, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Federal judge Neil Gorsuch starts his testimony in the Senate today and he will face tough questioning on many issues. So why do many experts believe Gorsuch will get a confirmation vote, with a likely approval

A second federal judge rejects Trump's latest immigration order

March 16, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Just hours after a federal judge in Hawaii stopped a new Trump administration immigration and refugee ban from going into effect, a second judge in Maryland has issued a similar ruling.

10 fascinating birthday facts about James Madison

March 16, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

James Madison, the father of the Constitution, has a birthday today. How much do you know about the fourth president?

Why would candidate Trump’s statements be considered in immigration lawsuits?

March 15, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Among the legal arguments being presented in various court challenges about the Trump administration’s immigration ban is one that has the attention of scholars: Can a presidential candidate’s campaign statements later be used as evidence in court?

Trump immigration ban faces triple challenge on Wednesday

March 15, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The revised Trump administration immigration ban executive order faces at least three immediate court challenges on Wednesday, just hours before it is scheduled to go into effect after midnight.

The cotton gin: A game-changing social and economic invention

March 14, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On this day in 1793, young inventor Eli Whitney had his U.S. patent for the cotton gin approved, an invention that would definitely have an impact on social and economic conditions that led to the Civil War.

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