us federal court system

Who will replace Jeff Sessions?

Washington is swirling with speculation about who President Donald Trump will choose to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the President ousted his first attorney general Wednesday afternoon.

Harvard affirmative action trial arguments come to a close

In closing arguments in the trial over Harvard's admissions process, the challengers on Friday emphasized their claim that stereotypes of Asian Americans as "book smart and one-dimensional" earn them lower ratings and less opportunity for a place on the Ivy League campus.

Heitkamp raises$12.5M after Kavanaugh 'no' vote

Donors sent a wave of fresh money this month to North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the Senate's most endangered Democratic incumbents, in the days after she voted to oppose Brett Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court.

SCOTUS blocks Wilbur Ross deposition

The Supreme Court blocked a deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday in a case challenging the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

What LGBT supporters need to know about Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh has replaced Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. For all the scrutiny of Justice Kavanaugh's personal life, his hearings told us little about where he will land on gay rights. Americans across the political spectrum have reason for concern -- especially pro-LGBT conservatives like ourselves who relied on Justice Kennedy as a champion of limited government. With the polarizing Kavanaugh confirmation now behind us, gay rights advocates need to prepare for the polit