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Sam Stein

Diane Wood, Supreme Court Contender, Interviewed By Obama And Joe Biden | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and Vice President Biden both met separately today with potential Supreme Court pick Diane Wood, a source with knowledge of the conver...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

The Supremes: Out of Their (Ivy) League

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Whatever else one says about Barack Obama we can all agree that this is a man who battles to this day to overcome the disadvantages of his youth. I r...

Malcolm X to Barack Obama: The Supreme Court Needs Someone Like Me

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Mr. President: In that fight over health care, when you stood for something, and fought for it, you won.

Two Chicagoans Considered As Justice Stevens Replacements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Friday, Supreme Court Justice and Chicago native John Paul Stevens announced that he will retire from the bench this summer. Huffington Post has c...

Kagan the Right Choice for Dems... At This Moment

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Dems on the far left are angry and frustrated that President Obama didn't nominate a lefty doppelganger of the hard right justice Antonin Scalia -- for example, Diane Wood.

Jason Linkins

Elena Kagan And The Persuasion Factor | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the weirder qualities attributed to Elena Kagan is the widespread belief that she somehow will be able to reliably "persuade" perennial swing-vote Justice Kennedy. Is she some kind of mentalist?

Lawrence Lessig Calls Glenn Greenwald's Critique Of Elena Kagan 'Absurd'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A well-known law professor and popular liberal commentator are locked in a pitched battle -- playing out on their blogs and on the airwaves -- over Pr...

Religious Discrimination 'Mezuzah Case' Gets New Life

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A federal appellate court today revived a Jewish family's lawsuit against a Chicago condominium association that repeatedly removed a mezuzah from the...

Jason Linkins

Diane Wood, Supreme Court Prospect: A Definitive Take | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

About two weeks ago, I criticized Jeffrey Rosen for a profile of potential Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Purporting to be "The Case Against ...

What the Supreme Court Appointment Could Mean for Gay Rights

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The debate over whether Sullivan or Karlan could make it through the approval process given their sexual orientation is an important one, and it illustrates just how far America has to go towards tolerance and equality.

Diane Wood, Potential Obama Supreme Court Nominee, In Spotlight On Religious Symbols Case

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On its face, the so-called mezuzah case sparks an interesting question: Does a condo association violate owners' civil rights by banning religious sym...

Durbin Suggests Chicagoans For Supreme Court Vacancy

WBBM Newsradio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Durbin says there are some outstanding potential choices for the US Supreme Court right here in Chicago. He suggests Federal Judge Anne Williams, who'...

Diane Wood: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Diane Wood, a 14-year veteran of the Chicago 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, was an early name tossed into the ring as a possible Obama Supreme Court no...

Obama Supreme Court Pick Chatter Includes Chicago Judges

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the widely-reported list of candidates the president is expected to consider are at least two federal judges from his home town. One often-mentione...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin On Souter Replacement: "White Men Need Not Apply" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the announcement that Justice David Souter is planning on retiring from the Supreme Court to return to New Hampshire, President Barack Obama now ...

Sam Stein

Souter Replacements: Obama's Five Likely Picks (SLIDESHOW) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News of Justice David Souter's plan to retire at the end of the Supreme Court's current term immediately set off one of Washington D.C.'s most cherish...