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Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Pop the Cork on the Champagne, But Don't Drink It All

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Our fight for civil and human rights for the LGBT community goes on. Marriage equality is only one rung in the ladder to victory. Bigger battles are yet to be fought and won. We cannot accept that you can marry today and, in 29 states, lose your job tomorrow.

Scalia Signals He Will Decide Voting Rights Case Under German Jurisprudence

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In cases involving an act of Congress, such as the Voting Rights Act, the Court pays great deference to findings of facts by Congress. Congress is, after all, the peoples' elected representatives; and, it can be changed.

Scalia's Unusual Hunting Partner Reveals Herself

AP | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia are ideological opposites, yet they share a pastime. They like to hunt toget...

The Obamacare Surprise: Chief Justice Roberts' Brilliance as Institutional Strategist

Peter M. Shane | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Of the many dozens of predictions I had heard, many foresaw a 5-4 vote, but I know of no one who expected a 5-4 vote in favor of the individual mandate that would align Chief Justice John Roberts alone with the Court's four more liberal justices.

Mike Sacks

Court Decides On Kagan's Role For Obama Health Care Case | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday morning denied a conservative watchdog group's request to argue for Justice Elena Kagan's recusal from the h...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin: On Kagan, Gay Marriage, Birthers, Spitzer

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Prodded by host Mark Green, the women would have both voted to confirm Kagan but they split sharply on whether today's Birthers are no worse than W's detractors were. The women, however, agreed that Spitzer was terrific.

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Now That it Made History With Elena Kagan, the Senate Should Do Our Lower Courts Justice

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

During this time of celebration, we have concrete evidence of how much progress the country has made and can make. But we cannot lose sight of how much more remains to be achieved.

Elena Kagan CONFIRMED To Supreme Court

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the Supreme Court's 112th justice and the fourth woman in its history, granting a life...

Kagan Senate Debate Begins, Confirmation On Track

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans presented dueling portraits Tuesday of Elena Kagan and the Supreme Court she's seeking to join at the sta...

Ben Nelson Opposes Elena Kagan, First Democrat To Do So

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson says he'll vote against confirming Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice. The Nebraskan's announcement...

Olympia Snowe To Vote For Elena Kagan, Raising GOP Senator Count To Four

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says she plans to vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice. The Maine lawmaker's annou...

Susan Collins Becomes Third GOP Senator To Announce Support For Elena Kagan

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Senator Susan Collins said Friday that she would vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice, breaking with h...

Elena Kagan's Writings Offer Clues To Her Judicial Philosophy

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Elena Kagan, a Supreme Court nominee without judicial experience, has suggested in writings and speeches over a quarter-century tha...

Jeff Sessions Announces Opposition To Elena Kagan Nomination

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pushing toward an election-year Supreme Court confirmation vote, a polarized Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved Elena Kaga...

Arlen Specter Will Vote To Confirm Elena Kagan

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) has decided to support Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination, writing in a US Today editorial Thursday morning that she ...

Elena Kagan Conservative Friends Voice Support

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative lawyers and academics are voicing support for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, praise that could soften criticism fr...

Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Unlikely To Face Republican Filibuster

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As Democrats pressed Monday for an early August vote to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next Supreme Court justice, sk...

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, after gaining a bit in his average approval ratings in May, slipped back in June. But the reversal was slight, continuing a five-month streak of amazingly stable numbers.

Kagan Fundraising At Harvard Could Create Unique Ethics Questions On Supreme Court

AP | SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One talent Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan displayed in her career climb could create unique ethics questions for her as a justic...

Elena Kagan's College Years: At Princeton She Was Both 'Vivacious' And Reserved

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a college student at Princeton in the late 1970's and early 1980's, Elena Kagan established herself as a committed academic and a passionate politi...

Jason Linkins Discusses Kagan Hearings With Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Hearings are underway to investigate the background of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, but who's investigating the backgrounds of the witnesses? H...

NRA Threatens To Use Elena Kagan Confirmation Vote Against Lawmakers

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association is opposing Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court and warning senators that it will take the...