U.S. Supreme Court

Rutland Syrian refugee resettlement: ‘We’re in a holding pattern’

A U.S. Supreme Court decision last month “has thrown even more confusion into the process.”

Leahy Statement on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy April 6, 2017 Contact: [email protected] (Leahy delivered a shorter version of this on the Senate Floor yesterday, in the run up to today’s votes on the nomination. The cloture motion to shut off further debate failed JUST NOW in a vote of 55 to 45 [60 votes are required […]

On Senate Floor, Leahy Speaks Out Against Gorsuch Nomination & Trump Agenda

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy April 5, 2017 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 “After disregarding his constitutional obligations for nearly a year, the Republican Leader now tells us we must rubberstamp President Trump’s nominee or he will forever damage the Senate.” WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017) – After holding open a Supreme Court vacancy […]

Leahy flips on Gorsuch filibuster

Progressives sent a letter to Vermont members castigating Leahy over what they described as “squishy comments” about Gorsuch’s nomination.

Leahy will not vote for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

The Vermont senator does not support Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination, which would effectively block a full Senate vote.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee deflects Senate questions about abortion, voting rights

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reiterated her concern that Neil Gorsuch would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Gorsuch tersely replied, “No one is looking to return us to horse-and-buggy days.”

Gorsuch declares independence from political pressure

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday that the interests promoting Neil Gorsuch’s nomination have an agenda. “They’re confident you share their agenda,” he told the nominee.

Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Nominee

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Jan. 31, 2017 Contact: Sanders Press Office [email protected] WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Tuesday after President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court: “The Supreme Court plays an […]

Leahy Statement on Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Jan. 31, 2017 Contact: Leahy Press [email protected] Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court Of The United States January 31, 2017 “In light of the unconstitutional actions of our new President in just his first week, the Senate owes […]

Leahy calls for ‘unsparing examination’ of Trump high court pick

He described the Republicans’ unprecedented refusal to allow a hearing on President Obama’s nominee “shameful” and promised not to try the same tactic.

Fell’s defense wins access to files it hopes will shift blame

A judge found that Fell’s interests outweigh the attorney-client privilege of his former murder co-defendant, whom the defense is seeking to paint as the ringleader.

Then Again: This legal pioneer didn’t shy from a fight

Carrie Kilgore was her college’s first female law graduate and the first woman to serve as an officer in a state judiciary. She later argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Leahy Comment on Supreme Court Decision In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy June 27, 2016 Contact: Jay Tilton [email protected] Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The Supreme Court’s Decision In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt June 27, 2016 [In a 5-3 decision Monday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court struck down a […]

University of Vermont Officials Praise Justices After Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

News Release — UVM June 23, 2016 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], (802) 578-8830 In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision upholding the right of the University of Texas-Austin to consider race as one of many factors in admissions decisions, officials at the University of Vermont praised the ruling. “We are very […]