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Supreme Court Nomination

Kagan, Gays, and the Bogus Right Wing Ideas Factory

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

As Elena Kagan has emerged a front-runner for President Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court, the right wing's opposition playbook has not been updated in decades. But the world has changed around it.

Elena Kagan Gay Rumor: White House Upset Over CBS News Blog

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration charged CBS News with being out of line Thursday for suggesting that possible Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is out of the...

Republican Says 45,000 Pages Of Kagan Documents Inadequate

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Friday released more than 45,000 pages of documents relating to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's tim...

Elena Kagan: Way Too Boring For Scandal-Starved Media

Dan Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Abrams

The mere specks of spongy legal dirt from Elena Kagan's past do not exactly offer the fleshy and easily understandable outrage that serves as the media's lifeblood.

Elena Kagan REACTIONS: First Thoughts On Supreme Court Nominee

Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first reactions to Elena Kagan being nominated for Supreme Court justice are streaming in now that President Barack Obama has formally announced h...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor Says Roe v. Wade Is Established Law (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor declared unequivocally on Tuesday that the right to choose an abortion, as determined by Roe v. Wade, was established as law by ...

Sotomayor Hearings (VIDEO, UPDATES): Day 2

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Our full liv...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor Champion D'Amato Goes Silent On Supreme Court Nomination | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several weeks after Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, former Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato wrote a...

Ryan Grim

Top Republican Has Effusive Praise For Sotomayor (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, let his Republican counterpart do the heavy lifting o...

Sotomayor's Reasoning

Linda Martín Alcoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Martín Alcoff

Judge Sotomayor has simply stated upfront what most of us know full well: identity affects experience, and experience makes a difference in our judgment.

Ryan Grim

Leahy Rips GOP For Blocking Sotomayor -- In 1998 (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conservative effort to keep Sonia Sotomayor off the U.S. Supreme Court is more than a decade old. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Jud...

Jesus Christ Nominated To Supreme Court; Republicans Oppose Candidacy On Principle (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A recent post (about Jesus' nomination to the highest court in the land and his subsequent defaming by the Republicans) on the Daily Kos inspired sati...

Lawmakers Press For Second Black Justice

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus is launching a campaign to persuade President Obama to appoint one of their members to the Supreme Court seat that will...

As Specter Moves to the Left, So Does the Supreme Court

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

Having a 60-vote filibuster-proof Senate for the president changes the dynamic entirely for Obama's Supreme Court nominee selections, and it changes it in his favor.