SCOTUS

Jackson approved as first Black female Supreme Court justice

Ketanji Brown JacksonWASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his effort to diversify the court. Jackson was confirmed 53-47 with three Republican votes. Democratic Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina…

Supreme Court says Ford can be sued in Minnesota court

WASHINGTON  – The Supreme Court has ruled the Ford Motor Co. can be sued in the state courts of people who were killed or seriously injured in accidents involving Ford vehicles. The justices unanimously rejected Ford’s argument that its ties to Minnesota and Montana were too tenuous to allow it to be sued in those states by accident victims. The…

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

WASHINGTON (AP) – Amy Coney Barrett is headed to to the Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee in a 52-48 vote with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day. Barrett will be the third Supreme Court justice nominated by Trump. At 48, she is likely secure a conservative court majority for years to come. With…

Sen. Heitkamp Will Vote No on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Judge Brett Kavanaugh & Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)WASHINGTON – North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp announces she will vote no on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She says in a statement, “As I said after Judge Kavanaugh was nominated, and as I’ve continued to say throughout this process, I consider vetting nominees to serve on the U.S….

Sen. John Hoeven Doesn’t Believe Kavanaugh FBI Investigation Will Bring New Information

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with eight justices instead of nine. The fate of nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is still up in the air as the FBI is now investigating assault allegations against him. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven still sides with the longtime judge. “We’ll have to go through this additional background check,…

Sen. Smith says she will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied against the Supreme Courtnomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul Friday. Judge Kavanaugh is into his fourth day of confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate. The president of Minnesota Planned Parenthood believes Kavanaugh was evasive this week about whether the Supreme Court could still overturn the landmark abortion law Roe…

Pro-Life Supporters Urge Sen. Heitkamp to “Confirm Kavanaugh”

Heitkamp will meet with Kavanaugh on August 15

FARGO, N.D. — Members of the Pro-Life Court Coalition are urging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to vote for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. They stood outside the federal building in Fargo holding “Confirm Kavanaugh” signs. Speakers included members of the Susan B. Anthony List and a few students from the University of Mary in Bismarck. Sen. Heitkamp voted for…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Praises Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer believes Washington D.C. Appellate Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a great nominee for the Supreme Court. “He’s always leaned towards the state’s rights versus the overreach of the federal government. Particularly in environmental cases that involve the EPA. I think for North Dakota you could not do better than Judge Kavanaugh and that’s…

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation

We ask a local political scientist why this important decision can reshape the constitution

  It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C. “You only have nine people on the Supreme Court and that is the final arbiter of what does the constitution mean, what do federal…