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The Overriding Importance of the Supreme Court in This Presidential Election: Do Not Throw Away Your Vote

Brenda M. Cotter | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Brenda M. Cotter

Whether or not we personally like a particular candidate, we must consider the power they will wield and the choices they will make. Nowhere is this clearer than in the power to appoint Supreme Court justices.

Merrick Garland Coolly Tells Congress He's Never Been Overruled By The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland may give off the vibe that he's an unassuming, middle-of-the-road candidate waiting patiently on Senate action r...

He's Perhaps Not Their First Choice, But Top Civil Rights Groups Praise Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two prominent civil rights organizations just released their evaluations of Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland’s record this ...

If These Guys Don't Convince You Judge Garland Is 'Superbly Qualified,' No One Will

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

When one thinks of the federal government's top lawyer, Attorney General Loretta Lynch immediately comes to mind. But there's another lawyer, far less...

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Tells Senate To Get Moving On That Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some words of advice for the Senate over its refusal to consider President Barack Obam...

An Iowa Teenager Just Shut Down Chuck Grassley's Supreme Court Argument

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, still refuses to give a hearing to President Barack Obama's Supre...

We Have a Moderate and Popular Supreme Court Nominee, but Will the Senate Act?

Lisa Maatz | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

By nominating longtime federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama has put the ball firmly in the Senate's court. The president has made his choice, and taken the first step towards filling the vacancy left by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

GOP Senator: We Should 'Man Up And Cast A Vote' On Obama's Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said Friday that his party needs to "just man up and cast a vote" on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nomi...

A Supreme Gamble

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

One may regret that the Supreme Court has become a politicized institution but such strategic calculations do not come out of nowhere -- they reflect the growing ideological divide nationwide.

Bernie Sanders Would Ask Obama To Withdraw Merrick Garland's Nomination If Elected

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he supports President Barack Obama's choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Cou...

Former Iowa Officials Wonder What Happened To The Chuck Grassley They Knew

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is best known in Washington these days as the Judiciary Committee chairman refusing to give a hearing to Pr...

65 Million (Mitch Mcconnell STFU)

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Mitch McConnell swore to uphold the Constitution, and he's doing his best to hold it up....

Obama Reportedly Close To Naming A Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Following weeks of political wrangling, President Barack Obama is reportedly closer than ever to settling on a nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat ...

Six Reasons Why Now is the Time for a Black Woman on the Supreme Court

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Every once in a great while, there are rare moments when history and opportunity collide. This is one of those moments. The time is now to appoint a Black woman to the United States Supreme Court.

POTUS Seeking SCOTUS, Must Love Dogs and Legal Analysis

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
R.F. Hemphill

There is a delicious scenario that could play out like this, if the President were willing. Think of it as Games of Thrones without quite as much bloodshed, luscious costumes or attractive participants.

Using Republican Tactics in Real Life

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Last week, I used GOP leadership skills to teach my Shakespeare class. I put myself in a Republican mindset and kicked out all but the male, white, Christian students.

Obama Should Nominate A Woman Of Color For Supreme Court, Says Progressive Group

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive group is calling on President Barack Obama to nominate a woman of color to the Supreme Court, which currently includes jus...

The Senate Could Honor Scalia By Replacing Him. It Passed A Pointless Resolution Instead

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to pass a resolution honoring the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, even as dozens of the...

GOP Senator Says He Has A Duty To Consider Obama's Supreme Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), one of the most at-risk GOP incumbents this cycle, has broken with his party and said he's open to considering ...

At Least Republicans Will Be Consistent If They Block Obama's Supreme Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Republicans spend the next year preventing President Barack Obama from filling a Supreme Court vacancy, which they're vowing to do, a...

Black Lawmakers Say GOP Supreme Court Obstruction Is Racist

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the backlash President Barack Obama currently faces around n...

Cracks Emerge In GOP Strategy On Supreme Court Nominees

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP senators are straying from their party's line on a potential Supreme Court nominee, saying they would welcome the chance to vote on ...

Republicans Reveal Their Ultimate Supreme Court Plan After Scalia

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 02.17.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, the spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the Republican's ultimate plan to replace Justice Antonin Scalia.

Supreme Controversy: Polling on Court Nominations

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Today the public has been notified that the battle is coming; the timing of Scalia's death in an election year has ensured it. In presidential election years, Supreme Court nominations are considered very important to voting decisions to a substantial share of the population.

GOP Backs Itself Into a Corner on SCOTUS Fight

Janet Harris | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Janet Harris

By refusing to consider any nominee put forth by President Barack Obama, Republicans arranged the chess board such that there is one, and only one, scenario in which the outcome works in their favor.