It was impossible to clone Antonin Scalia, anchor of the court's conservative wing for a generation. But Trump seemed resolved to come as close as he could, and that led him to the man from Colorado.
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Judge Neil Gorsuch will be tough for Democrats to stop. He's conservative, but has stellar legal credentials. Plus, despite pressure from their base, Senate Democrats' options are limited.
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Gorsuch, 49, is one of the youngest Supreme Court nominees in decades. The judge has a sterling legal pedigree and has been likened to Justice Antonin Scalia, whom he is in line to replace.
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The choice of the 49-year-old Denver federal appeals court judge fulfills an early campaign promise by Trump to nominate a solid conservative with a record of strictly interpreting the Constitution.
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Aides from the president's campaign are working with a group that will not have to reveal donors. Contributors will fund efforts to promote his goals without revealing their role.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee again debated Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as attorney general, meeting a day after the acting attorney general was fired for refusing to defend an executive order.
Even though Democrats have little power in Washington, many of the voters who support them want to see the party use any means they can to obstruct the agenda of President Trump.
Among those caught up in Donald Trump's immigration executive orders are LGBT refugees who fled Iran. One of them in Turkey had sold his things and was ready to fly to the U.S. Monday — then was halted.
As Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, a battle is awaiting in the Senate, where the nominee will need 60 votes to be confirmed.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about President Donald Trump's upcoming pick for the Supreme Court.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, about President Trump's executive order on immigration.
NPR's Audie Cornish and Nina Totenberg discuss President Trump's possible picks for the Supreme Court of the United States.
Saying that President Trump's immigration ban is illegal, the state's lawsuit cites instances in which he said he would base immigration decisions on religion.
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Amitai Etzioni, who escaped Nazi Germany as a child, proposes a way for the U.S. to bring in young Syrian refugee children. A similar past program brought in thousands of unaccompanied Cuban minors.
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In North Dakota, a lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill any protester obstructing a highway as long as the driver did not do it intentionally.
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Democrats boycotted a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday morning, preventing the panel from voting on nominees to lead the departments of the Treasury and health and human services.
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The order, which temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, has prompted protests and legal action around the country. Here is the full text, annotated by NPR journalists.
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President Trump plans to announce his choice to fill the vacant ninth seat on Tuesday. There are a series of actions required to make the replacement official; it is expected to take months.
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President Trump "is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community," the White House says.
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President Trump says his suspension of immigration from the Middle East does not amount to a "Muslim ban" — but some of his top advisers have a history of making anti-Muslim and anti-Islam comments.