On Washington: As G.O.P. Moves to Fill Courts, McConnell Takes Aim at an Enduring Hurdle

Senator Mitch McConnell said that individual senators should no longer be able to block federal appeals court nominees by withholding so-called blue slips, a major break with Senate practice.

Donald Trump Jr. to Meet With Senate Russia Investigators

President Trump’s eldest son is to meet Thursday with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators to answer questions about his meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.

James Comey Says Keeping Quiet on Clinton Emails Would Have Been ‘Catastrophic’

By ADAM GOLDMAN May 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, on Wednesday sharply defended his rationale for notifying Congress about new emails related to the Hillary Clinton investigation less than two weeks before Election Day,...

Gorsuch Stresses Need for ‘Neutral’ Judges

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, emphasized on Monday the need for judicial independence even as Mr. Trump castigates jurists who have ruled against him.