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HUFFPOLLSTER: Voters Split On Whether Supreme Court Vacancy Should Be Filled This Year

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Americans generally stick to partisan positions when they’re asked about filling Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat. National polls of the GOP primary ...

Supreme Court Blocks Obama's Carbon Emissions Plan

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fate of the single biggest piece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy was thrown into question Tuesday evening when t...

Some Constitutional Myths About the Supreme Court

Eric Black | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

Is the Supreme Court working the way we want it to? If not, what has changed? Is it fulfilling the role assigned to it by the Framers of the Constitution? Has it become too powerful, too political, too what?

The Anti-Obama Court

Adam Winkler | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Studies show that, in the past, the solicitor general wins most of his cases. When he is a party to a Supreme Court case, the solicitor general wins nearly 70 percent of the time. This term that number looks to flip.

Sam Stein

Top House Dem Suggests Obama Could Go Negative | Sam Stein | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks ago, much of the political and legal world thought it would be unthinkable for the Supreme Court to overturn President Barack ...

Sam Stein

Obama's SCOTUS Pick Likely To Come Next Week | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caused a stir on Monday when he told reporters that he could not rule out the president announcing his pick f...

Sam Stein

Mitch McConnell: Supreme Court Filibuster Only For Nominee With "Really Bizarre Views" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) said on Sunday that while the option of filibustering a Supreme Court nominee was now the "precedent" of...

Sam Stein

Obama To Meet With Senate Leaders Wednesday On SCOTUS Schedule | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate leadership, including respective heads of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will meet with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss the outlines a...

Sam Stein

Supreme Court Nomination: Pressure Mounts To Avoid The Ivy League | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This past Sunday, during the panel session on "Fox News Sunday", the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, a Harvard graduate and professor, urged the presi...

Sam Stein

Obama Hasn't Spoken With Justice Roberts Since SOTU: Gibbs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts have not spoken since the president called out the Supreme Court during his State of the Union address,...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Fires Back At Chief Justice Roberts Over Obama Criticism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House fired back at Justice John Roberts Tuesday night, after the Supreme Court Chief told a crowd that he found it "very troubling" that Pr...

Ryan Grim

Leahy Slams Alito For 'Under Oath' Testimony To Committee (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) lashed into Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday morning on the Senate floor, calling out the swing vote who over...