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Souter Replacement

Souter's Obama Letter: Full Text

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Text of Justice Souter's retirement letter on Supreme Court stationery, dated May 1: Dear Mr. President: When the Supreme Court rises for the summer...

Diane Wood: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Diane Wood, a 14-year veteran of the Chicago 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, was an early name tossed into the ring as a possible Obama Supreme Court no...

Supreme Court Search: Women And Minorities Seen As A Focus

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The news that Justice David H. Souter had decided to retire from the Supreme Court fanned the speculative flames in legal and political circles on Fri...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin On Souter Replacement: "White Men Need Not Apply" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the announcement that Justice David Souter is planning on retiring from the Supreme Court to return to New Hampshire, President Barack Obama now ...

Sam Stein

White House Silent On Souter: President Has Not Received "A Formal Communication" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House is reserving comment on the reported impending retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter. From Deputy Press Secretary Bill Bu...

Blog Already Polling Potential Souter Replacements

Above The Law | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATL readers, there are many names being bandied about as potential nominees for the Supreme Court. We've narrowed the list to nine people who have bee...

Seth Waxman: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seth Waxman, one of the names on the short list for President Barack Obama's first Supreme Court nominee once Justice David Souter retires in June, wa...

Anita Hill Should Be Obama's First Supreme Court Nominee: Columnist

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'd like to see President Obama appoint Brandeis University law professor Anita Hill. She's reasonably young, smart, and--after her ordeal testifying ...

Obama's high court choice could be Hispanic, woman

AP | MARK SHERMAN and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to name a Supreme Court justice who combines "empathy and understanding" with an impeccable l...

Sam Stein

Souter Replacements: Obama's Five Likely Picks (SLIDESHOW) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News of Justice David Souter's plan to retire at the end of the Supreme Court's current term immediately set off one of Washington D.C.'s most cherish...

Sotomayor Opposed By Powerful Anti-Empathy Lobby

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor faces new hurdles today, in the form of pressure to block her confirmation from the powerful anti-empathy lobby.