The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States. The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
March 28th, 2017
Monday on the Senate Floor, I urged his Democrat colleagues to ignore the pressure from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and special-interest groups to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
February 9th, 2017
Several Senate Democrats have indicated that they want an up-or-down vote on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, and I think that's positive.
February 3rd, 2017
Wednesday I had the chance to meet with Judge Gorsuch personally, the man President Trump nominated to serve on the United States Supreme Court. It's plain to me now why President Trump selected him to be the nominee for the...
November 30th, 2016
The Supreme Court plays an essential function in our government, and there was simply too much at stake not to let the American people, through their selection of the next President, to have a say.
August 22nd, 2016
Just over a year ago the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) began to release a series of undercover videos chronicling Planned Parenthood’s alarming practice of selling body parts of aborted victims– livers, kidneys, eyeballs...
June 27th, 2016
Today on a 5-3 vote, the United States Supreme Court struck down key parts of HB 2, the Texas abortion facility safety law.
May 6th, 2016
Going from the office as one of the best Texas Attorneys General ever to Governor, Governor Abbott has brought at least two big legislative disappointments. The first shocking disappointment was his push for the Pre-K4...
April 22nd, 2016
The Supreme Court of the United States heard the historical case of United States v. Texas, on Monday, regarding executive overreach. People all over the country are interested in this case, but only a handful of...
March 21st, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a giant of American jurisprudence. His intellect, wit, and commitment to the rule of law inspired a generation of legal minds -- including me -- to follow the law as written and to...
February 19th, 2016
Jordan and Julie Siverd admired Justice Antonin Scalia so much they drove 21 hours from Louisiana to pay their last respects. With temperatures just above freezing, they were among the first of thousands forming the line on...
March 15th, 2017
Today on the Senate floor, I previewed next week’s hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his...
February 6th, 2017
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen blasted globalization and Islamic fundamentalism in her closing speech Sunday of a two-day National Front party conference, calling them "two totalitarianisms"...
December 7th, 2016
Tuesday I introduced a resolution, along with five Senate Republicans, recognizing the historical importance of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and calling on the National Museum of African American History and...
October 10th, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not a believer in protesting by sitting or kneeling during the national anthem. Speaking to Yahoo! on Monday morning, Ginsburg had some harsh words for San Francisco 49ers...
June 27th, 2016
Today the Supreme Court announced its ruling on a major abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. This case reviewed Texas’s pro-life law, H.B. 2, relating to proper medical and health standards at...
May 20th, 2016
Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump released a list of eleven jurists he would consider appointing to the U.S. Supreme Court, including Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett.
April 30th, 2016
Democrats’ attacks on the First Amendment continue with a gaggle of 17 attorneys general from 15 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands who call themselves “AGs United for Clean Power.”
April 7th, 2016
The Administration and their liberal allies are now trying to basically throw everything but the kitchen sink to try to stop the American people from getting a voice in this matter.
March 18th, 2016
I released the following statement after President Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.