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Kagan Senate Hearings: A Look At The Senators Judging A Would-Be Supreme Court Justice

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A cast of graybeards, rising stars and a lame duck once in charge convenes Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider giv...

Kagan Confirmation Hearings Begin

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Elena Kagan pledged to be a model of impartiality and restraint as a Supreme Court justice as the Senate opened confirmation hearin...

Sam Stein

Jennifer Granholm To Obama: Pick A Non-Judge For Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who was on the president's short list for the Supreme Court during the last go-around and seems likely to be there th...

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 ...

Time for Another 'Gang of 14' Agreement

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

As Obama prepares to nominate a new Supreme Court justice, it's worth remembering the "Gang of 14." The shared hypocrisy and double standards of both Democratic liberals and Republican conservatives will be all too obvious.

Sam Stein

Obama: No 'Litmus Test' On SCOTUS Nominee, Name Coming Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Supreme Court Pick: President Talking With Possible High Court Nominees

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 To Meet With Senate Leaders Wednesday On SCOTUS Schedule

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate leadership, including respective heads of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will meet with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss the outlines a...

Bill Clinton On Supreme Court Pick: He And Hillary Don't Want The Job (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/Huffington Post) - Bill Clinton says someone who hasn't been a judge should be considered for the Supreme Court. But scratch the idea ...

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Lessons The White House Is Applying To The Coming Battle

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Expect a fight. Enlist supporters but keep them in line. Protect secrecy. Reach out to opponents even though you can't woo them. I...

Dan Froomkin

Thurgood Marshall Speaks To Obama From Beyond The Grave

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama and I went to see "Thurgood" at the Kennedy Center over the weekend. We didn't exactly go together. In fact we didn't even go on the sa...

Judge Jed Rakoff Belongs on the Supreme Court

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

This is the right time for a Supreme Court justice whose strong suit is securities law, and whose history shows he's not afraid to put that enormous expertise to use on the side of the people.

How Justice Stevens May Have Saved Our Gun Laws

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

As the nation contemplates Justice Stevens' impending retirement and its implications, all Americans concerned about the daily tragedy of American gun violence should pause to recognize their debt of gratitude to him.

Sam Stein

Pat Leahy-John Paul Stevens Meeting In January Marked Turning Point In Supreme Court Process

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This January Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) held a weighty conversation on the judicial landscape with Supreme Court Justice John Paul...

Sam Stein

Lindsey Graham: 'I Like' Elena Kagan, Which Might Hurt Her Chances

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for video of Sen. Lindsey Graham questioning Elena Kagan. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose backing of Sonia Sotomayor during last summ...

Sam Stein

Klobuchar: I Won't Serve On Supreme Court, If I'm Asked

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), whose name has been floated for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy, said on Tuesday that she would turn down an offer...

Sam Stein

Pat Leahy: Supreme Court Nominee Will Be Confirmed By Fall

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) predicted on Sunday that the president would have his replacement choice for Supreme Court Justice John...

Supreme Court: Republicans May Filibuster Obama's Nominee To Replace Justice John Paul Stevens

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — GOP senators who will help shape the review of President Barack Obama's next nominee to the Supreme Court said Sunday he must pick ...

Arianna Suggests Elizabeth Warren As A Candidate To Replace Justice John Paul Stevens On The Supreme Court (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

With John Paul Stevens announcing on Friday that he will be retiring from the Supreme Court this summer, there has been much speculation about who Oba...

Obama Emboldened For Another Supreme Court Pick

AP | BEN FELLER and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Emboldened by success the first time around, President Barack Obama is likely to pick the Supreme Court nominee he wants and let th...

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. ...

Supreme Court Retirement: Latest Stevens News, Reaction, Possible Replacements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced on Friday that after nearly four decades on the bench, he will retire this summer. Here is the late...

Obama's Supreme Decision

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

It doesn't even matter all that much whomObama chooses for the Supreme Court, as heretical as that may sound. The more important part is that he's the one doing the choosing.

Obama Praises John Paul Stevens, Readies For Next Supreme Court Fight

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has saluted retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens as an "impartial guardian" of the law, and says...

Merrick Garland: Supreme Court Justice?

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two experienced federal judges and the Obama administration's top Supreme Court lawyer are widely considered the leading candidates...