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Supreme Court Nominee

Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Nominee: Who Is She?

Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination marks the culmination of an illustrious career in both academia and government. Before serving as the Solicitor...

Elena Kagan's Supreme Court Nomination: How She Did It

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Solicitor General Elena Kagan would be the first person in 38 years to join the Supreme Court without first serving as a judge. She...

Elena Kagan Will Be Obama's Supreme Court Pick: Mike Allen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updates below... President Obama is expected to nominate Solicitor General and former Harvard Law dean Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, Mi...

Supreme Court Nominee Playbook

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


David Axelrod: Obama Looking For Supreme Court Nominee With 'Spark And Leadership' Of John Paul Stevens

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will choose a Supreme Court nominee he thinks can provide the "spark and leadership" of retiring Justice Joh...

It's Still All About Race

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Kagan, as is well known by now, clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court's first African-American. Apparently, there is no statute of limitations on the kind of attacks Marshall endured in life.

Sam Stein Discusses Kagan Confirmation Hearing On Charlie Rose: "She Did Very Little To Erase That Presumption" Of Confirmation (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein appeared on PBS's "Charlie Rose" Tuesday night to discuss the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nomin...

Sidney Thomas Interviews With Obama For Supreme Court Nomination

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday interviewed federal appeals court Judge Sidney Thomas of Montana for an opening on the Supreme C...

Obama Warns Of 'Conservative' Judicial Activism In Advance Of Supreme Court Nomination

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, preparing to make his second nominee to the Supreme Court, warned Wednesday of a "conservative" brand of ju...

Ann Claire Williams, Chicago Judge, On Supreme Court Short List, Says White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The White House has released more information about its short list of nominees to replace John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. One of the nam...

Obama Supreme Court Pick: President Talking With Possible High Court Nominees

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose ...

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Lessons The White House Is Applying To The Coming Battle

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Expect a fight. Enlist supporters but keep them in line. Protect secrecy. Reach out to opponents even though you can't woo them. I...

Sam Stein

Hatch: SCOTUS Confirmation Will Be Quick For Non-Activist Nominee (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday that the president can expect a quick confirmation process for his forthcoming Supre...

Obama Supreme Court Nominee: The Case For Selecting A Sitting Politician

Politico | William Yeomans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But the president has an option that could minimize the filibuster threat, speed confirmation, avoid turning the court farther right, increase the cou...

Sidney Thomas On Supreme Court Short List

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's candidates for the Supreme Court include a new name, federal appeals court Judge Sidney Thomas of Montana,...

Senator Hatch's Whale Warnings Are All Blubber

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

What Senator Hatch and conservatives really do not want are judges who render decisions with which they do not agree.

Supreme Court Justices On How New Justices Change The Court

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How do Supreme Court Justices handle a shakeup on the bench? With news that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is planning to retire this summe...

Memo to Justice Stevens: Don't Listen to Arlen Specter

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

Regardless of when Justice Stevens retires, Obama will appoint a centrist, center-to-left or liberal leaning replacement. The replacement will not be conservative or conservative-leaning -- period.

Merrick Garland: Supreme Court Justice?

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two experienced federal judges and the Obama administration's top Supreme Court lawyer are widely considered the leading candidates...

Sam Stein

Jon Kyl: GOP Willing To Filibuster Obama's Next Supreme Court Nominee | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The second-ranking Republican in the Senate suggested on Sunday that the party would filibuster the next appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, if tha...

The next justice

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

President Barack Obama's next nomination to the Supreme Court, his second in as many years, may come as early as this spring, followed shortly by Sena...

Is Kagan's Sexuality Fair Game?

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ryan

It's high time an openly gay person could be nominated to the Supreme Court without his or her sexual orientation being of any more import than religion or ethnicity.

What We Don't Need to Know About Elena Kagan

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Let Kagan be Kagan, whatever she may be or not. Let's respect her privacy. We have plenty of other matters to attend to as we focus on the real challenges facing our country.

Jason Linkins

Pat Buchanan: Too Many Jews On The Supreme Court [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pat Buchanan has counted up the Jews on the Supreme Court and has discovered that there is just not enough Protestantism on the Supreme Court, thus continuing America's rich tradition of only letting Protestants do just about everything else in American society. "If Kagan is confirmed," said Buchanan, "Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats. Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?" This is a crushing blow to the American Jesus.

Lawrence Lessig Calls Glenn Greenwald's Critique Of Elena Kagan 'Absurd'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A well-known law professor and popular liberal commentator are locked in a pitched battle -- playing out on their blogs and on the airwaves -- over Pr...