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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...

John Paul Stevens Slams Speculation On Supreme Court Nominees' Opinions

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Wednesday he disagrees with senators trying to determine judicial no...

Supreme Court Nominee Playbook

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Kagan Kabuki Theater Delivers More than Drama and Comedy

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - The senatorial process of vetting Supreme Court candidates is about as close to Kabuki theater as we get in America. Elena Kagan did the ri...

Obama To Choose Supreme Court Nominee By May 26

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will decide on a candidate to replace the retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens by May 26 at the latest, The Hill reports. ...

Obama's Conumdrum: A WASP On The Court?

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

President Obama faces a complex political calculus in deciding whether to nominate a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) to the Supreme Court. Of the...

Judge Jed Rakoff Belongs on the Supreme Court

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

This is the right time for a Supreme Court justice whose strong suit is securities law, and whose history shows he's not afraid to put that enormous expertise to use on the side of the people.

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,...

Leah Ward Sears: Supreme Court Short List Increases By One

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears is on President Obama's short list of nominees to be the next Supreme Court justice, ABC's ...

Supreme Court DNA Ruling: Once Again Roberts Court Allows "Procedural" Issues to Trump Justice

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that convicted inmates do not have the constitutional right to DNA testing, even though it could, as Justice Stevens said in his dissent, "ascertain the truth once and for all."

Supreme Cynics: Slamming Sotomayor

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

A behind-the-scenes look at a secret meeting of the conservative opposition to Sonia Sotomayor

Sessions: SCOTUS Filibuster Should Be Rare, Obama Not Nominating "Bomb Thrower"

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says he's inclined against trying to use a filibuster to block President Barac...

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...

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...