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David Souter Harvard Speech: Former Supreme Court Justice Talks Judicial Philosophy (VIDEO, FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

*Scroll for full text* At Harvard Law School's May 27 commencement ceremony, former Supreme Court Justice David Souter spoke about what he knows be...

Justice Souter May Be Retired, But He Still Works

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Justice David Souter ever so politely interrupts an attorney making a complicated legal argument. "May I ask you a question?" Souter a...

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

More about Sonia Sotomayor, From Someone Who Knew Her at Yale

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Rachel Moran: "The stigma of singledom seems to have disappeared when it comes to qualifying for high office, both for men like David Souter and women like Sonia Sotomayor."

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.

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head (Part III): Souter's Resignation as an Invitation to Balance a Politicized Court

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Pamela Karlan and, to a lesser extent, Gov. Granholm would be bold nominees, worthy of the first Supreme Court nomination by a President who himself has broken so much new ground already.

Jason Linkins

Sessions: Gay Supreme Court Nominee "Would Be A Big Concern" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday morning, Jeff Sessions made news after he appeared on Morning Joe and said, of the pending SCOTUS nomination, "I don't think a person who ac...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 6, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

AFP has the story on the effects of the swine flu on the nation of Afghanistan, where officials have locked up the country's only pig for the time bei...

Jason Linkins

Readers: Give Us Your Supreme Opinions! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you have an opinion - or a dissent! - please share it with us, whether it's a personal nomination, an overlooked area of legal concern, or a specific criteria you'd look for in a Supreme Court nominee.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 1, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey everybody, did you know that today, there was a mighty Teabagging set for Michigan? Professional poli-sci hobo Joe The Plumber was supposed to be...

Souter Replacement Will Depend On Lindsey Graham: Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both sides of the aisle spent all week lamenting/celebrating Arlen Specter's party switch and the potential for a 60 vote Democratic majority in the S...

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 ...

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...

Marcus Baram

JUSTICE SOUTER TO RETIRE (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO) | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for slideshow and video UPDATED Justice David Souter has decided to retire from the Supreme Court when the current term ends, according ...

Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of reports of Supreme Court Justice David Souter's planned resignation, all eyes turn to President Obama. According to NPR's Nina Totenbe...