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Supreme Court Confirmation

Supreme Court Justice: Confirmation Process Is 'Sort Of Broken'

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, said Friday that the confirm...

Sam Stein

Richard Lugar Becomes Second Republican To Endorse Elena Kagan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though her nomination to the Supreme Court now seems fairly secure, Elena Kagan and -- by extension -- the White House scored another victory on Wedne...

MoveOn Supreme Court Ad: Is The Court 'Corporate America's Newest Subsidiary?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three liberal groups --, People for the American Way and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign -- have launched a new ad attacking the Supre...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Announces Opposition To Elena Kagan

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan drew opposition Friday from Republican leader Mitch McConnell and two other GOP senators, raising...

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

How The White House Plans To Sell Its Next Supreme Court Nominee | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will choose a nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in "the next couple weeks," an administration...

The Senate Farce for Kagan's Confirmation to the Supreme Court

Robert W. Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert W. Benson

It is unlikely that candor will emerge at the Senate confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan. We are in for days of a farce that serves politics but does not serve the truth.

Kagan Military Controversy: AP Fact Check Shows She's No Ivory-Tower Peacenik

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Elena Kagan is no ivory-tower peacenik. Judging by her own words, the Supreme Court nominee held the armed forces in high regard d...

Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Battle: How Her Opponents Will Try To Kill Her Nomination

The Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Elena Kagan has been officially appointed heir to Justice Stevens, conservatives and other Kagan-critics have been readying themselves for a ...

Justice Sotomayor: Thurgood Would Be Pleased

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David R. Jones, Esq.

The balance of the Court didn't shift with the new appointment, but I'm certain that the new Justice's life experience, outstanding scholarship, and hard work will have a powerful impact on the Court for the rest of my lifetime.

NRA Threatens On Sotomayor Vote: No One Listens

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association's threat to punish senators who vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been met with a s...

GOP Sen. Graham To Support Sotomayor

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he will vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, breaking with his party'...

Sotomayor Confirmation: Swaying Court May Be Tougher Than Confirmation

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sonia Sotomayor might find it was easier to disarm Republican senators who have one eye on Hispanic voters than to sway Supreme Court ju...

GOP: Sotomayor Fight Not Helping Us Much

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly a month after President Barack Obama picked her for the Supreme Court, Republican senators say Sonia Sotomayor isn't serving as the political l...

McConnell Warns Dem "Rush" To Confirm Sotomayor Will Have "Consequences"

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans accused Democrats Wednesday of moving too hastily on Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, warning that the decis...