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Greenwald: Obama's Sotomayor Choice Should Be Praised

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reports indicate that President Obama has selected Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court....

Conservatives Itching For Futile Supreme Court Fight

Politico | DANIEL LIBIT & ANDIE COLLER | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Barack Obama prepares to nominate his first Supreme Court justice, conservative activists have three words for Senate Republicans: Lock and load. ...

Sam Stein

Nelson Open To Filibustering Obama Court Nominee (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama said on Saturday that a Supreme Court nominee is coming soon, but Republicans in the Senate have spent weeks working to frame the type...

Obama's Next Appointee -- Part II

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

Young Supreme Court appointees can sit, as may Thomas, Alito and Scalia, for 30 or more years. Age is as essential a criterion as liberalism.

Jennifer Granholm, Supreme Court Candidate, To Be At White House

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, one of President Barack Obama's candidates for the Supreme Court, will be at the White House on Tu...

The Right's Elitism on Judges

Jonathan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Singer

Is there really such a thing as one uniquely qualified Supreme Court nominee that no other in the legal community around the country could match?

Sam Stein

Supreme Court Filibuster: McConnell Leaves Door Wide Open | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he would not rule out employing a filibuster to block Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee ...

Are We a Pro-life Nation?

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

What this new Gallup poll really means is that we will see President Obama gravitate more to the center on his selection of a Supreme Court nominee than some would have thought.

Alberto Gonzales: Empathetic Judges "Dangerous"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following Supreme Court Justice David Souter's announcement that he planned to retire, conservatives have attacked and mocked President Obama's statem...

Obama's Supreme Court Pick: Has More Than 6 On List

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is considering a list of more than six contenders for the Supreme Court that is dominated by women and Hispa...

Judge Ruben Castillo: Obama Argued Case Before Possible Supreme Court Pick In 1995

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama was just four years out of law school when he appeared before U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo, representing Calvin Roberson in a lawsu...

What the Supreme Court Appointment Could Mean for Gay Rights

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The debate over whether Sullivan or Karlan could make it through the approval process given their sexual orientation is an important one, and it illustrates just how far America has to go towards tolerance and equality.

Supreme Court Diversity Not An Issue For Americans: Poll

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is but one woman on the nine-member Supreme Court, in a nation where women outnumber men at polling places; one black justice, in a nation that ...

Jason Linkins

Supreme Court Picks: Readers Speak Up | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If I had to boil down popular sentiment into a per curiam opinion, LOTS OF YOU want to drag Al Gore away from his family and environmental work back into public life as a Supreme Court Justice.

Carlos Moreno: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Carlos Moreno is now being discussed as a possible replacement for Justice David Souter when he retires from the Supreme Court in June. Sen. Dianne Fe...

Obama Supreme Court Decision Coming Soon: Senators

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is considering a list of more than six contenders for the Supreme Court that is dominated by women and Hispa...

Arthur Delaney

Alberto Gonzales: Obama Should Consider Race, Gender In Supreme Court Pick | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general, says that President Obama ought to consider gender and race -- in addition to judicial philosophy and c...

Obama's Shortlist For Supreme Court: Napolitano Added

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is now being added to President Obama's shortlist as David Souter's replacement on the Supreme Court, acc...

Obama Consulting Biden Frequently On Supreme Court Nominee

Washington Post | Michael A. Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The person in the White House most knowledgeable about Supreme Court nominations sits in the vice president's office. With President Obama filling ...

The Next Justice: What Obama Wants

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Obama will want his nominee at the very least to be as "liberal" as Souter, Breyer, Ginsburg and Stevens. He will not want to make an error on this.

Sam Stein

Hatch: Kagan And Sotomayor Would Present "Real Dilemma" To Oppose | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top Republican Senator on the Judiciary committee suggested on Thursday that two of the people widely believed to be under consideration for a Supre...

Conservatives Concede They Have Little Chance Of Derailing Obama's Pick For Supreme Court

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When John G. Roberts Jr. was nominated to the Supreme Court as chief justice, a pro-Republican group called Progress for America had $18 million in th...

No More Judges on the Supreme Court

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Since David Souter announced his intention to retire from active service, media speculation has percolated over a likely successor. Enter Barack Obama, professor of constitutional law.

Lisa Madigan Rates Mention As Possible Obama Supreme Court Pick

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dozens of names have surfaced as potential replacements for Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who is retiring at the end of this year's term. The mo...

Empathy is a Virtue, Not a Vice

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

This is the best they can do? Attack the idea that someone might actually have the ability to understand and feel for those who may be in a different position than themselves?