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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Judge Neil Gorsuch delivers brief remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court with his wife Marie Louise Gorshuch during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Gorsuch would …

Conservatives Push Senate to Eject ABA from Judicial Confirmation Process

WASHINGTON, DC – Conservatives are pushing the Senate to jettison the American Bar Association (ABA) from any role in evaluating President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, noting that the ABA is a private organization with a far-left political agenda, and that the special-interest group unfairly discriminates against conservatives.

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Key Facts for Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

WASHINGTON—As senators prepare to vote on the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday highlighted several key facts to the public to inform the nationwide discussion as the Senate increasingly appears headed to a historic outcome one way or the other.

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Texas Defends Mental Standards in SCOTUS Death Penalty Case

Another Texas death penalty case was argued at the United States Supreme Court this week. The two questions presented was whether executing someone 35 years after the imposition of a death sentence, and allegedly using outdated medical standards to determine intellectual disability, is cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. The Eighth Amendment prohibits executing those who are intellectually disabled.

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Atty Gen. Ed Meese and First Liberty: Stop States’ Gag Order On Christian Lawyers

WASHINGTON— Former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese and First Liberty Institute CEO Kelly Shackelford will reach out to state supreme courts to preserve free speech and religious-liberty rights for lawyers and clients around the nation, working to stop a draft gag order against lawyers now being touted as an ethics rule.

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Medical Coalition: High Capacity Magazines a Public Heath Threat

On Monday, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announced it was teaming up with the American Bar Association and seven other health organizations to form a “coalition” treating guns as a public health threat, focusing on ammunition magazine capacity.