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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 07.03.2016 | 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 06.26.2016 | 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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...

The Kagan Hearings: How Low Can You Go?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Let's just consider purely Elena Kagan's job that she is being disparaged for: Elena Kagan clerked for a Supreme Court Justice. That's it. Period.

Supreme Court Helps Out Kagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court has yanked the rug out from under the argument that Kagan shouldn't have had the option to bar military recruiters from campus while dean of Harvard law school. Today's ruling affirms that right for universities.

The Hypocrisy of Senate Judicial Confirmation Hearings

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Can you imagine a trial in which the judge commenced the proceedings by announcing their verdicts and then calling for the submission of evidence? The Senate hearing on a judicial nominee is not a trial, but it certainly is akin to one.

Kagan Confirmation Hearing LiveBlog

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

We'll be liveblogging the Kagan confirmation hearings all week long for HuffPost. Please join us to watch the live feed, ask questions, and leave comments.

Knocking Kagan's Experience, GOP Attack May Backfire

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It is worth recalling that Elena Kagan was previously nominated to the bench: President Clinton nominated Kagan to serve on the D.C. Circuit in 1999. Had the Senate confirmed her then, she would have spent 11 years on a federal bench by now.

Supreme Court Nominee Could Coronate Obama

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

If President Obama initiated war in Iran over weapons of mass destruction without a directive from Congress, would a Justice Kagan invent a constitutional justification?

Sam Stein

Elena Kagan 'Gay' Whisper Campaign Enrages Rights Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Julian Hattem Leading gay rights group are accusing Republicans of trying to rile up their conservative base by launching a whispe...

Siegelman Judge Asked To Recuse As Kagan, Rove Oppose Reviews

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Imprisoned businessman Richard Scrushy, a defendant in the most controversial federal prosecution of the decade, last week repeated his call for the presiding judge to remove himself.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Elena Kagan Emerging As Supreme Court Front-Runner

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elena Kagan, President Obama's solicitor general, is rapidly emerging as a frontrunner to replace retiring Chief Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. ...

Republican Says 45,000 Pages Of Kagan Documents Inadequate

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Friday released more than 45,000 pages of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's tim...

Sandra Day O'Connor: Kagan Doesn't Need Judicial Experience

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says that lack of judicial experience should not derail Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Cour...

What We Don't Need to Know About Elena Kagan

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Let Kagan be Kagan, whatever she may be or not. Let's respect her privacy. We have plenty of other matters to attend to as we focus on the real challenges facing our country.

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.