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Loretta Lynch Nomination Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

If confirmed, Lynch will become the first Black woman to serve as attorney general of the United States.

If confirmed, Lynch will become the first Black woman to serve as attorney general of the United States.

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Republicans Delay Confirmation of First Black Female Attorney General

“I think that Loretta Lynch is being held to a double standard,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the committee’s ranking member.

“I think that Loretta Lynch is being held to a double standard,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the committee’s ranking member.

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The Republican Stronghold of the Senate Judiciary Committee

In their first weeks of leadership, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee show not much has changed in the GOP's approach to civil rights.

In their first weeks of leadership, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee show not much has changed in the GOP’s approach to civil rights.

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Nebraska Attorney General Has Close Relationship With Extreme Anti-Choice Group

A recent investigation by RH Reality Check demonstrates that Nebraska’s attorney general, like numerous others throughout the country, has particularly close relationships with extreme sections of the anti-choice movement, and that many extreme right-wing and fundamentalist Christian groups enjoy a high degree of access with government officials.

A recent investigation by RH Reality Check demonstrates that Nebraska’s attorney general, like numerous others throughout the country, has particularly close relationships with extreme sections of the anti-choice movement, and that many extreme right-wing and fundamentalist Christian groups enjoy a high degree of access with government officials.

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Progressive Coalition Calls on Senate to Reject Anti-Choice Judicial Nominee Michael Boggs

RH Reality Check is part of a progressive coalition of 27 groups representing the pro-choice, civil rights and LGBTQ rights communities that have joined together to oppose a nomination to a federal court that was hatched in a backroom deal.

RH Reality Check is part of a progressive coalition of 27 groups representing the pro-choice, civil rights and LGBTQ rights communities that have joined together to oppose a nomination to a federal court that was hatched in a backroom deal.

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Pressure Mounts for Judiciary Committee Chair to Oppose Michael Boggs Judicial Nomination

Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs (above) to the federal bench?

Senate Republicans successfully blocked a host of President Obama’s judicial nominees. Now Senate Democrats are helping advance a judge hand-picked by Republicans. Why?

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Pillard Nomination Clears Judiciary Committee

Cornelia "Nina" Pillard stands next to President Obama, as he announces her court nomination at the White House this past June.

In a party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. But prior to the vote, Republicans made it clear they are not done fighting President Obama’s judicial nominees.

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Senate Committee Holds Hearings on Repealing Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act denies a host federal benefits to those gay and lesbian couples who have legally married in DC and the six states that recognize same-sex marriage. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on a repeal of that discriminatory law.

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Facing Down Condescension and Lectures, Sotomayor Teaches Senators About Civics and More

Surrounded by senators dripping with condescension, Judge Sotomayor responded with respect, nuance and a solid grounding in the law – to the point where the hearings sometimes felt like a high school civics class.

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