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Junior Varsity Politics: SCOTUS Finalizes NLRB v. Noel Canning

Victor Williams | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Justice Stephen Breyer warned of the danger when Supreme Court Justices are perceived as "junior-varsity politicians" on May 20, 2014. President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- almost exactly 79 years earlier -- blasted the Court for playing such politics after it repeatedly crushed needed New Deal reform programs.

Sam Stein

Senator Leahy: I Want To Help Obama With 3-4 More SCOTUS Picks | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), in perhaps the least-discussed Senate race in the country, offered a strong hint as to why he's running for a seventh term ...

Sam Stein

Diane Wood, Supreme Court Contender, Interviewed By Obama And Joe Biden | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and Vice President Biden both met separately today with potential Supreme Court pick Diane Wood, a source with knowledge of the conver...

Sam Stein

Obama's SCOTUS Pick Likely To Come Next Week | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caused a stir on Monday when he told reporters that he could not rule out the president announcing his pick f...

Sam Stein

Day After Accusing Obama Of Race-Baiting, RNC Asks 'Why No Blacks' On Supreme Court Shortlist? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after it accused DNC Chairman Tim Kaine of playing the "race card" from the bottom of the deck, the Republican National Committee is blasting ...

Obama Wants A Supreme Court Nominee Who Supports Women's Rights

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose ...

Sam Stein

Obama: No 'Litmus Test' On SCOTUS Nominee, Name Coming Soon | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama said on Wednesday that he has no "litmus test" when it comes to choosing a Supreme Court nominee -- a choice that he said is likely to...

Bay Buchanan: Obama 'Has Dummied Down The Supreme Court'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative commentator Bay Buchanan said on "Larry King Live" on Monday that Obama's choice of Sonia Sotomayor to fill a Supreme Court vacancy last ...

Sam Stein

Axelrod: Obama's SCOTUS Smack Down Was 'Totally Appropriate' (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is not backing down from the president's criticism of the Supreme Court during the State of the Union address this past week....