Donald Trump claimed Monday that the emotionally draining Brett Kavanaugh saga was a "hoax" perpetrated by "evil" Senate Democrats involving some intentionally faked claims of sexual assault that were created to derail the newest Supreme Court justice.Wall Street Journal: "GOP Muscles Kavanaugh Through Senate" - "The moment California college professor Christine Blasey Ford finished her testimony about an alleged sexual assault in the 1980s by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans realized his confirmation was at serious risk". She testified under oath but Kavanaugh denied these claims, putting the pressure on USA senators to decide if he was qualified for the job.Describing Kavanaugh as an outstanding person, Trump said that in recent weeks he and his family suffered a lot because of the opposition Democratic lawmakers who according to him supported an uncorroborated allegation of sexual assault against him.But the turmoil surrounding Kavanaugh has transformed the … [Read more...] about New US Supreme Court Justice Takes Part in White House Ceremony
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September 21, 2018 By O. Kay Henderson Iowa Supreme Court Justice Susan Christensen The newest member of the Iowa Supreme Court put on her late father’s official black robe this afternoon after she took the oath to serve as a justice on the state’s highest court. Susan Christensen of Harlan is the daughter of the late Jerry Larson who served longer on the court than any other justice in Iowa’s history. “Dad swore me in as a young attorney in 1991, the first one in the state that day. He swore me in a district associate judge in ’07. He swore me in as a district court judge in ’15 and he passed away in April,” Christensen said. “Governor Reynolds, I’m so honored to have you swear me in today, but you were actually my second choice.” Christensen accompanied her father to the Supreme Court when he was an attorney and she was a young girl, sitting in the front row eating potato chips as her dad argued a case in front of the … [Read more...] about Susan Christensen sworn-in as Iowa Supreme Court justice
Stephen Gruber-Miller Des Moines Register Published 6:40 PM EDT Sep 21, 2018 Susan Christensen applied 14 times to be a judge before becoming Iowa's newest Supreme Court justice. That persistence is indicative of the passion and work ethic she will bring to Iowa's high court, those who know her said at her swearing-in ceremony Friday. Christensen succeeded three times in her judicial applications: in 2007 when she became a district associate judge; in 2015 when she became a district court judge; and this year when Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed her to the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds administered the oath of office to Christensen on Friday in the Iowa Supreme Court chambers, making her the third woman to serve on the seven-member court. She is the first new justice to join the court since 2011 and replaces Justice Bruce Zager, who retired earlier this month. In her remarks, Christensen, 56, said she knows the topic of gender diversity on the Iowa Supreme Court has … [Read more...] about Susan Christensen sworn in as Iowa’s newest Supreme Court justice
Teachers, students and Red for Ed supporters gathered at Chase Field on April 26 before marching to the Arizona Capitol. Teachers and other education advocates now are trying to remove Supreme Court justices for their decision to strike a tax hike for education off the ballot. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times) Upset with a ruling that knocked a tax hike for education off the ballot, some education advocates are trying to get voters to turn one or two Supreme Court justices out of office in November. Teresa Ratti said the conclusion by the justices that the wording of the Invest in Ed initiative was misleading was “the exact same statement” that came from the Republican-controlled Legislative Council which was tasked with writing an explanation of the proposal. “Do we really have a separate judiciary branch or is our judicial branch being controlled or influenced by the executive and the Legislature,” she asked. So Ratti, a high school government … [Read more...] about Education advocates push for removal of 2 Supreme Court justices
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts (seated C) leads Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (front row, L-R), Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan (back row, L-R), Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) The U.S. Supreme Court — the highest ranking judicial body — currently consists of five conservative justices and four liberals, each appointed by members of their own parties. And President Trump is planning to maintain that ratio when Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, retires in July. Kennedy, who has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights, announced on June 27 that he was stepping down from the high court after 30 years of service. Trump, hoping to move the Supreme Court even more to the right, said he would start his search for Kennedy's replacement immediately. It will be … [Read more...] about Who are the Supreme Court justices?