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Supreme Court hearings start for Barrett

Supreme Court hearings start for Barrett

Savanna Nolau, Journal Contributor

October 20, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, started confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 12.  The committee has set Oct. 22 as the day they will vote on her nomination. There is little that can be done by Democrats to delay what they see a...

Biden faces health questions after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

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William Woodring, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis left many questioning former Vice President Joe Biden’s health, as both had shared the debate stage a few days before Trump tested positive.  It has been reported that the Biden campaign has made a meticulous effort to ensure that staffers and Bide...

Second stimulus package leads to battle in Washington

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William Woodring, Journal Contributor

October 6, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will “reject” a $2.2 trillion stimulus package that Democrats say will support Americans who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heroes Act, passed by the House of Representatives a 214-207 vote on Oct. 1, includes additional funds fo...

Trump SCOTUS nomination two months away from election leads to battle on capital hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Savanna Nolau, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

Just weeks before the November general election, President Donald Trump was tasked, for the third time, with filling a seat on the Supreme Court.  The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg allowed President Trump the opportunity to nominate conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Ginsburg’s succe...

Who is Judge Amy Coney Barrett?

U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

James Bartlett and Hailey Campbell

September 29, 2020

President Donald Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett Saturday to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court.  Barrett would be the third Supreme Court Justice to be appointed during Trump’s first term as president. Amy Vivian Coney was born on Jan. 28, 1972 to a Catholic household in New Orleans, ...

Remembering the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the times she visited Suffolk

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Suffolk University Dean Robert Smith, Professor Stephen Hicks
and Kjell-Ake Modeer of the University of Lund, Sweden at a Suffolk Law School event in 2007.

Kaylie Scalze, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

America lost an iconic legal figure with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsberg, who died at age 87 on Sept. 18, was known for her tough dissents as a Supreme Court Justice and several historic Supreme Court case wins during her time as a litigator and was a force in the fight for women’s rig...

RBG: Legacy, Battle and Barrett

RBG: Legacy, Battle and Barrett

James Bartlett

September 29, 2020

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Trump denied climate change’s effects on wild fires out west

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Savanna Nolau, Journal Contributor

September 25, 2020

As wildfires ravaged the west coast, President Donald Trump denied that fires in the region are becoming worse as a result of climate change. “We have to do a lot about forest management. Obviously forest management in California is very important, and now it extends to Washington and extends also t...

‘No panic!’ tweeted Trump, after almost 200,000 Americans die from COVID-19

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Hailey Campbell, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

Journalist Bob Woodward released tapes to The Washington Post that showed President Donald Trump knew how dangerous COVID-19 was as far back as February. Trump was heard calling the novel coronavirus “deadly stuff” in a phone interview with Woodward in February, according to Woodward’s newly...

Allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed in ICE detention center

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Hailey Campbell, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

A nurse at a Georgia ICE detention center filed a formal complaint on Sept. 14, about “forced hysterectomies” performed in the facility’s medical center, according to ABC7. Dawn Wooten, the whistleblower, worked at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.  The complaint indicates that multiple ...

Nation mourns “Notorious RBG”

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James Bartlett and Hailey Campbell

September 22, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications of metastatic pancreas cancer Friday, a loss that was felt by many throughout the country.  Ginsburg, whose health issues had been well documented in the past few years, was 87. She passed away surrounded by family at her home in Was...

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

Police reform begins to take shape in the U.S.

James Bartlett

June 9, 2020

A bill seeking to reform law enforcement and help prevent police brutality was unveiled in Congress Monday following weeks of protests and the death of George Floyd. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 includes measures that civil rights leaders have promoted for decades to combat racial bias and...

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