‘A blatant and unfounded attack’: Ohio’s chief justice, a Republican, blasts state GOP for accusing judge of political bias

The criticism from Maureen O’Connor, a conservative stalwart who was previously lieutenant governor and has served as chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court since 2011, comes amid a national flash point over drop boxes that has made its way to Ohio.
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Dolphin swept 9 miles inland from Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Laura — and survived
A female bottlenose dolphin got the break of her life after Hurricane Laura. The hurricane’s storm surge swept the mammal from the Gulf of Mexico to a Louisiana pond — 9 miles inland. The Audubon Coastal Wildlife Network, Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration worked together to rescue the dolphin, New...
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Susan Collins: ‘No Objection’ to Senate Beginning Consideration of Trump SCOTUS Nominee Before Election”
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Amal Clooney ditches role as UK special envoy after ‘lamentable’ Brexit bill passes
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Susan Collins: No Supreme Court vote before Election Day
Sen. Susan Collins in the Senate subway in March 2020. | Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images Sen. Collins said the Senate should begin the confirmation process, but that no floor vote should be held until it’s clear who the next president will be. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has become the first Republican senator to call for the Senate to delay voting on a new Supreme Court justice until after voters choose the winner of the 2020 election. “In fairness to the American people ... the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd,” Collins said in a statement Saturday. However, the senator also said if Trump chooses a nominee, the Senate Judiciary Committee should begin “the process of reviewing his nominee’s credentials.” Collins made the statements following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday. Earlier in September, the senator said she would not be in favor of replacing a justice in the weeks before an election, saying, “I think that’s too close, I really do.” Saturday, Collins gave a similar rationale for her approach to growing calls from her Republican colleagues for a quick floor vote on a Trump nominee: “Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election.” My statement on the Supreme Court vacancy:— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) September 19, 2020 Republicans have been criticized by Democrats for their push for a rapid replacement for Ginsburg, following a new rule Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced in 2016. Ahead of that year’s election, he argued that then-President Barack Obama’s pick for a Supreme Court vacancy ought not to get a hearing in the Senate, but that any nomination should wait until after a new president was installed. This, he argued, would allow voters to have a fresh say in who was chosen to sit on the bench. Friday, however, McConnell said, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” arguing the 2016 rule didn’t apply, given that Republicans control the Senate and the White House. That control, he claimed, means that voters have given the GOP a mandate to choose justices as they see fit. Ahead of her statement, whether Collins would support McConnell’s plans was an open question. She’s one of a handful of senators who could block a potential Trump nominee. As Vox’s Andrew Prokop has explained, if four or more Republican senators decide the Senate should follow its new tradition and wait until after the election to seat a new justice, Trump’s nominee will be rejected — temporarily if he wins the election, and permanently if Democratic nominee Joe Biden were to win. Collins makes one vote, but Democrats hoping to block whoever Trump nominates will need three more. And they will need those votes quickly; Trump has indicated he plans to put forward a name “without delay.” Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Commentary: Pac-12's pause on football decision buys it time to consider public health
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McConnell dismisses ‘Biden Rule’ for SCOTUS nominee as GOP controls Senate, WH
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Iowa teacher put on leave after ‘pretend you are a slave’ assignment
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Rep. Doug Collins hit for tweeting about Ginsburg's abortion stance shortly after her death
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Trump Hints His Supreme Court Nominee Will Be a Woman
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AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin
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Justices Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'A Jurist Of Historic Stature'
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Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Next Week'
The president says his pick will likely be a woman.
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Who is Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump’s list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
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Here's how long it's taken to confirm past Supreme Court justices
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Susan Collins says Trump can nominate a justice, but Senate vote should wait until after election
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