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Elena Kagan Nominee

Elena Kagan: TIMELINE Of The Nomination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below, a White House statement on the timing of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. * * * * * "Since Justice Stevens announced his re...

You Were Right the First Time, Mr. President: The Supreme Court Needs Empathy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Rifkin

The evolution of empathy has fostered the evolution of democracy over history. Shouldn't the ultimate litmus test for a Supreme Court nominee be the empathic maturity that he or she brings to the task of interpreting American laws?