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Judge Amy Coney Barrett gives a speech after President Trump announces her as Supreme Court nominee on Sept. 26. The Senate is expected to confirm her nomination on Monday due to its Republican majority.

Senate Judiciary Committee votes to move Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination forward

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor October 23, 2020

With the vote of 12 yeas and 10 abstentions in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 22 moving the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett forward, the Senate plans to vote on her confirmation on Monday....

The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up three days of confirmation hearings today for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee will meet again tomorrow to vote on Barrett’s nomination before a fourth day of hearings with outside testimony.

Daily updates: Senate holds confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

by Varsha Rammohan and Alysa Suleiman October 14, 2020

As the Senate proceeds with the confirmation hearings and vote of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Day...

Though Justice Ginsburg’s entire legal legacy rested on both successes and setbacks, her very presence reached the hearts of those far beyond the Supreme Court doors. Even after her passing, her legacy as a woman and societal issues champion will continue for generations to come.

A champion for the underdog

by Varsha Rammohan and Alysa Suleiman September 29, 2020

Amidst a sea of black robes traditionally tailored to reveal a man’s shirt and tie, a colorful feminine collar twinkled in the courtroom, the clasp sitting beneath a pragmatic, pulled-back bun. They...

Justice RBG dies at 87: Ruth Bader Ginsberg leaves behind legacy of women's rights advocacy

Justice RBG dies at 87: Ruth Bader Ginsberg leaves behind legacy of women’s rights advocacy

by Varsha Rammohan and Anna Vazhaeparambil September 20, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an outspoken pioneer for gender equality and women's rights, died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to...

Mary Beth Tinker holds up a signed black armband to an audience of student journalists at the JEA/NSPA convention, a similar piece to the original black armbands she wore to protest the resulting casualties of American involvement in the Vietnam War.

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker inspires student journalists at annual NSPA convention

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bathed in a dim, warm orange glow, the expansive convention room exploded in a deafening round of applause as activist Mary Beth Tinker stepped onto the podium. To an audience of hundreds...

Protestors at a pro-choice rally hold signs defending their rights to make decisions about their bodies. Organizers have begun planning rallies in Alabama, with a large social media movement encouraging women to share their stories of abortion in order to de-stigmatize the issue.

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor May 17, 2019

Following a wave of anti-abortion legislation that has recently risen up to challenge federal law, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most controversial abortion bill into law last Tuesday...

Bench for life: Term limits needed for Supreme Court justices

Bench for life: Term limits needed for Supreme Court justices

by Saloni Shah, Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor October 17, 2018

Monarchs rule for life and so do Supreme Court Justices. The ongoing drama and intense scrutiny surrounding the Senate Judiciary hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has...

The newly confirmed 114th Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes the Constitutional Oath, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, accompanied by Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, and his two daughters, Liza and Margaret. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh's nomination in a 50-48 today.

Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice after 50-48 Senate vote

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang October 6, 2018

The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court today. Kavanaugh, the second justice nominated by President Donald Trump, will fill a vacant spot left by the retirement of...

Capitol Hill: What You Missed (Volume 20, Issue 1)

Capitol Hill: What You Missed (Volume 20, Issue 1)

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor August 31, 2018

Rose Guan This piece was originally published in the pages of the Winged Post on Aug. 31, 2018.

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