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Supreme Court Politics

To See the 1 Percent in Action, Skip the Video and Visit the Supreme Court

Nan Aron | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

The distasteful fundraiser in Florida was a window into a worldview that shocked many people. But we don't need hidden-camera videos to reveal a philosophy devoted to protection for the powerful and contempt for everyday people.

The Supreme Court: Just Politics by Other Means?

Nan Aron | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Nan Aron

Of course, politics is inherently part of the judicial system. But there's a difference between saying that justices live, work, and are selected in a political world and saying that when they get on the Supreme Court they're really just politicians in robes.

Justice Ginsburg Worries About Supreme Court's Politicization

Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed concern over the increasing influence of politics on the Supreme Court in a recent interview with USA Today. ...

Clerks Highlight Supreme Court’s Polarization

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Each year, 36 young lawyers obtain the most coveted credential in American law: a Supreme Court clerkship. Clerking for a justice is a glittering caps...

Sam Stein

White House: "Little Political Significance" To Ricci Decision | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House insisted on Monday that the political dynamics behind Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination had not changed with the Supreme Cour...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor Nomination Close To A Done Deal, 70 Votes Predicted | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly a month after she was nominated, Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation for the Supreme Court is about as close to a sure thing as the Obama Whit...