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David Souter Replacement

The Supreme Court, Empathy, and the Science of Decision Making

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

In such a homogeneous group as our Supreme Court, a Justice's intellectual ability to appreciate the situation of someone from a different background or in a different situation is essential.

Nominate a Woman

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

When 96 percent of all Supreme Court Justices throughout our history have been men, clearly it is evident that we need another woman on the Court.

A Latino for the Supreme Court? It's Time

Dr. Gabriela D. Lemus and Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Gabriela D. Lemus and Hector E. Sanchez

A diverse judiciary would increase respect for the law by reducing the visible bias against minorities and by providing role models for minority groups.

What Can We Expect Now that Sessions Leads Republicans on Judges?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Who is Senator Sessions? He's has been an outspoken opponent of the Voting Rights Act, immigration reform, embryonic stem cell research, and a woman's right to choose.

Conservative Groups Hold Conference Call To Plot Supreme Court Strategy

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Phone lines around Washington began burning this morning as conservative organizations kicked off preparations for the fight over President Obama's ev...

Hispanic Caucus To Obama: Consider A Latino For High Court

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A day before news broke that Supreme Court Justice David Souter plans to announce his retirement, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus wrote President Ob...