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Obama Interviews Elena Kagan For Supreme Court Nominee

Newsweek | By Daniel Klaidman and Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEWSWEEK has learned that President Obama interviewed Solicitor General Elena Kagan at the White House on Friday for the open seat on the Supreme Cour...

Christian Bias and Supreme Court Extremism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Supreme Court revealed to the world recently an extraordinary religious extremism that belies any quaint notion of judicial restraint.

John Paul Stevens Retires From Supreme Court, Bow Tie-Clad Lawyers Say Goodbye

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bowtie-wearing lawyers and spectators dotted the U.S. Supreme Court chamber on Monday, a nod to retiring justice John Paul Stevens ...

Experience Is the Life of the Law - and Right Now We Need Harold Koh's Experience

David Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Perez

Three of the best Supreme Court Justices of the 20th century were great, in part, because they brought non-judicial experiences and perspectives to the Court. This metric makes Harold Koh an ideal choice.

Shriram Harid

John Paul Stevens Retiring: Top Picks To Be The Next Supreme Court Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview in early March, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he would make up his mind in about a month's time about when to retire fr...

Ann Claire Williams, Chicago Judge, On Supreme Court Short List, Says White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The White House has released more information about its short list of nominees to replace John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. One of the nam...

Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Case: Genetically Modified Alfalfa Ban Lifted

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The Supreme Court on Monday lifted a nationwide ban on the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, despite claims they mig...

Obama and Senate Dems on the Court: On-Message, for a Change

Simon Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

Confirmation battles need no longer be mere annoying distractions from the Democrat's main agenda of middle-class-friendly economics and environmental reform.

Why Harold Koh Should Be the Next Supreme Court Justice

Frank Chi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Chi

Many have ruled Harold Koh out of consideration because of his testy Senate confirmation last year to the State Department -- but that's exactly why he's most suited for this upcoming fight.

John Paul Stevens Turns 90, Becomes Second Oldest Supreme Court Justice After Oliver Wendell Holmes

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His tenure on the Supreme Court touched four decades, following service in a war that defined his generation and a childhood in a p...

Bill Clinton On Supreme Court Pick: He And Hillary Don't Want The Job (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/Huffington Post) - Bill Clinton says someone who hasn't been a judge should be considered for the Supreme Court. But scratch the idea ...

Rumors On Tax Day: Tea Parties, Elena Kagan, and Financial Reform

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Yesterday was April 15, Tax Day: Did you pay your taxes? If not, Obama's coming for you, or so the Tea Party wants you to believe! In today's Wilshire...

Goodwin Liu Confirmation Hearing: Liberal Court Pick Ready For Senate GOP Grilling

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans fiercely criticized President Barack Obama's choice for a seat on a San Francisco-based federal appellate court ...

Unanimous Supreme Court Narrows Deportation Pipeline

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

In a hugely significant unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a documented immigrant convicted of two minor drug-possession crimes will not face mandatory deportation.

Justice John Paul Stevens: A Champion for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Justice Stevens' writings during his time on the U.S. Supreme Court, show that he was a most wise and unusual man who could see beyond the bounds of his own gender.

Sam Stein

Pat Leahy-John Paul Stevens Meeting In January Marked Turning Point In Supreme Court Process

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This January Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) held a weighty conversation on the judicial landscape with Supreme Court Justice John Paul...

Summer in the District: Getting Dirty and Gritty Over Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

The President is gearing up for this battle -Both sides of the aisle he'll have to straddle Seeking broad bipartisan support -For his appointment to the High Court.

Reflections on the Remarkable Legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Many of the retrospectives on the legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens have talked about what an important force he was on the Court for almost 35 years. But few have recognized that women have been particular beneficiaries of his tenure.

Elena Kagan As the Next Earl Warren

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

Why progressives aren't cheering for Solicitor General Elena Kagan as President Obama's next nominee for the Supreme Court is an enigma, wrapped in a mystery.

Elizabeth Warren On Supreme Court Nomination: It Would Be An 'Honor' To Be Considered (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren says it would be an "honor" to be considered for President Obama's next Supreme Court nominee. Warren, chair of the Congressional Ov...

Impeach the Whole Bunch of Them

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement last week after thirty-four years on the Supreme Court and President Obama must nominate a replacement.

Glenn Beck and Other Cowards

David McMillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David McMillan

In this episode of The Hazel Jones Show, Hazel unleashes her fury on Glenn Beck, gives her views on Internet cowards, and comes to the defense of C...

Ya Wanna Talk "Radical" Behavior, Newt? How About Looking in the Mirror?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Gingrich's "radical" histrionics are to be expected, no matter how offensive or patently false his claims. As we get closer to November's midterms, we're sure to witness a ratcheting up of this sort of dangerous rhetoric.

Replacing Stevens

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

The more obnoxious the nominee that is being considered, the greater the possibility the Republicans will be as cohesive as they were in the health care debate.

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Case For Selecting A Sitting Politician

Politico | William Yeomans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the president has an option that could minimize the filibuster threat, speed confirmation, avoid turning the court farther right, increase the cou...