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Senate Confirmation Hearings

The Real Nuclear Option

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Holding rank-and-file judicial nominees hostage to advance a larger political agenda is the current political "nuclear option" and, if this continues, it is the judiciary and Americans seeking justice who will bear the fallout.

The Hypocrisy of Senate Judicial Confirmation Hearings

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Can you imagine a trial in which the judge commenced the proceedings by announcing their verdicts and then calling for the submission of evidence? The Senate hearing on a judicial nominee is not a trial, but it certainly is akin to one.

Court signals it may loosen campaign spending

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may let businesses and unions spend freely to help their favored candidates in time for nex...

Republicans Go All Alice-in-Wonderland Over Dawn Johnsen Justice Nomination

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

So Senator Cornyn's attack is based on...what? Because Johnsen repudiated the Bush administration's legal opinions, that proves she lacks "requisite seriousness."