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Republicans May Block Any Of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees, McCain Says

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics

The main pretext Republican senators have offered for leaving open the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia is that the next presiden...

Supreme Court Refuses To Tell The Senate To Do Its Job, While Merrick Garland Just Waits

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Supreme Court got back to work this week, kicking off its new term issuing orders, hearing a handful of cases and going about its b...

President Obama: Republican Obstruction Is Undermining The Supreme Court, Enough Is Enough

Barack Obama | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Barack Obama

This week, the Supreme Court returns to work. The Justices will hear important cases on issues ranging from the separation of church and state to inte...

The New Supreme Court Term: Blockbusters? Maybe Not. Significant? No Question.

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Racial bias in the criminal justice system, the growing political power of minority voters, and the accountability of predatory banks are at the center of this term's most interesting cases.

Donald Trump Expands His Supreme Court Wish List, Because Nothing Matters

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump wants to show he’s serious about the Supreme Court. To prove it, he unveiled on Friday 10 additional candidates to complement his origi...

Elena Kagan Says Having An Eight-Member Supreme Court Is Not 'Cost-Free'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics

With their summer recess winding down, members of the Supreme Court are wrapping up their public appearances before they return to the bench in Octobe...

Here's What Hillary Clinton Said About Obama's Supreme Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton gave her clearest indication yet that she might not renominate President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court if she wins the p...

Ginsburg Says 'Cooler Heads' Should Prevail On Supreme Court Vacancy

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said on Wednesday she hoped “cooler heads will prevail” over the vacancy on the Supreme C...

Harry Reid Vows To Jam Up Committee Meetings Until GOP Moves On Supreme Court Vacancy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Going on vacation doesn’t make all your problems go away, as Congress will find out as it returns from its seven-week break. The budg...

Chuck Grassley Reassures Republicans He's Still Against Confirming Merrick Garland

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, insisted on Wednesday that he doesn’t plan on having a confirmation he...

Chuck Grassley Says He Could Be Persuaded To Hold Lame Duck Hearing For Merrick Garland

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appears to have softened his stance on holding confirma...

The Right-Wing Legacy Of Justice Lewis Powell And What It Means For The Supreme Court Today

Bill Blum | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Bill Blum

There should be no more nonsense like the blind spots that accompanied Powell, or the ham-fisted inanity offered by John Roberts at his 2005 Senate confirmation hearing, in which he compared justices to baseball umpires calling balls and strikes.

Is the Constitution at stake in this year's election?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Patrick Wiseman, Georgia State University If Senate Republicans are true to their word, the next president of the United States will nominate Justice...

Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Makes History For Waiting The Longest For Confirmation

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

Merrick Garland is set to officially make Supreme Court history this week ― not for something he did, but for something others haven’t done. As of...

The Senate's Unearned Vacation

Michael Brune | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Michael Brune

Congress begins its “August recess” this Friday, which means that it transitions from actually doing nothing to officially doing nothing. Then, af...

Before SCOTUS Blockade, GOP Senator Wanted Obama To Hurry Up And Fill Federal Vacancies

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) won’t help to advance President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. He’s been pretty blunt about want...

Time To Put Nation Ahead Of Party, Mr. Goodlatte

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Congressman Goodlatte, if there's one thing people can count on you for, it's that you will put your party's interests ahead of the good of the nation. Fortunately, there's something you can do now to redeem yourself.

June Shows Why November Is The Most Important Month For The Supreme Court And Our Rights

Elliot Mincberg | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Elliot Mincberg

Altogether, the Court issued 4-4 non-decisions in five cases this term, the most in more than 30 years -- a direct result of Republican Senators' unprecedented blockade of the Garland nomination.

Obama Slams Republicans After 'Heartbreaking' Supreme Court Ruling On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama chastised Senate Republicans for refusing to consider his Supreme Court nominee, after the high court effectively left his immi...

What If A Short-Handed Supreme Court Had Left Nationwide Marriage Equality In Limbo?

Judith E. Schaeffer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Judith E. Schaeffer

June 26 will also mark a far less happy occasion -- 102 days since President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by Justice Antonin Scalia's passing on February 13.

Yet Another Legal Organization Throws Its Weight Behind Merrick Garland

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

The American Bar Association has given its highest rating to Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. In a report sent to the Senate Judiciary Chairman ...

Merrick Garland Tears Up During Fifth-Grade Commencement Address

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland couldn't help but tear up while giving a commencement address to the fifth grade class at J.O. Wilson Elementary...

The Constitution's Keystone: Why Our Independent Judiciary Was No 'Afterthought'

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

According to many observers, the Supreme Court is struggling to do its job. It is "diminished," "hobbled," perhaps even "crippled."

President Obama and the Bucking Broncos

Anna Wilding | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Anna Wilding

The Denver Broncos, including Peyton Manning who was ideally positioned just behind Obama and thus appeared in most photographs, spent a day there with many team members meeting Wounded Warrior Vets.

New York Times: 'Shameful' Shutdown Of Supreme Court Vacancy Will Cost GOP In November

The New York Times | Paul Vale | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

Remember Merrick Garland, the veteran federal judge President Obama nominated in mid-March to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Just...