President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland as his attorney general. In 2016, the federal appeals court judge was refused a hearing to be confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
L. Lin Wood also falsely claimed that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was behind Justice Antonin Scalia's death.
Senators will dig deeper into the Supreme Court nominee's outlook on abortion, health care and a potentially disputed presidential election.
The Supreme Court nominee served on a school board that reportedly discriminated against children of same-sex couples.
Democrats are trying in vain to delay the fast-track confirmation by raising fresh concerns about the safety of meeting during the pandemic.
The reliably conservative judge is an ideological heir to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
The late justice will lie in repose for two days at the court where she served for 27 years.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett would replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is best-known for fighting for women’s rights and equality.
The Arkansas senator blocked Barack Obama's pick in 2016 because he claimed to believe then that voters should first choose their next president.
The president said his nominee to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat "will be a woman."