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What If A Short-Handed Supreme Court Had Left Nationwide Marriage Equality In Limbo?

Judith E. Schaeffer | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Judith E. Schaeffer

June 26 will also mark a far less happy occasion -- 102 days since President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by Justice Antonin Scalia's passing on February 13.

Justice Thomas' Wife Calls Supreme Court Retirement Report 'Bogus'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report suggesting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas would soon step down has been soundly rejected by Thomas' wife. Ginni Thomas ...

Harry Reids Weaponizes Trump's Racist Comments About Judge

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has become the weapon of choice for Democrats in the Senate, who deployed his words an...

Maybe A Supreme Court With 8 Justices Isn't So Bad After All

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

Amidst the partisan clash over whether a Supreme Court nominee should be confirmed in an election year, there’s a rising philosophical debate over w...

Vulnerable GOP Senator Tries To Skip The Line With His Judicial Nominees

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), one of the most vulnerable senators up for re-election this year, appealed to GOP leaders Wednesday to confirm ...

GOP Senator: If We Lose In November, We Should Confirm Merrick Garland

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, Republicans should hurry up and confirm P...

An 'Intensity Gap': The Nation's Problem Crystallized

Andy Schmookler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Having spent a decade now trying to understand the sickness degrading America's politics, I watch for developments that can help illuminate what's gone wrong. Here's one specific situation that crystallizes the larger problem.

Ted Cruz Is Fine With Holding SCOTUS Seat Open For Clinton Or Trump To Fill

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after dropping out of a bitter presidential primary against GOP front-runner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) still thinks the ...

Chuck Grassley Admits It's 'A Gamble' To Let Trump Fill SCOTUS Vacancy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) conceded Thursday that there's a flaw in the GOP's plan to block President Barack Obama's nominee to the Su...

So Much For 'Letting The People Decide' The Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American people have spoken. A majority of them now say they want the Senate to vote this year on President Barack Obama's Supreme C...

Obama Explains Why He Nominated 'A White Guy' To The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama responded on Thursday to concerns that by selecting "a white guy" for the Supreme Court, he was reneging on his p...

Republican Has Glowing Praise For Obama's High Court Choice

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few Republican senators who has agreed to meet with President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee expressed her admiration f...

GOP Senator: 'No Basis' For Republicans To Block Obama's SCOTUS Nominee

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans' reasoning for not considering President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court holds "no basis" in fact, accord...

Chuck Grassley Is Keeping Details Of His Iowa Events Secret To Avoid Protesters

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says he will be going around speaking with constituents at more than a dozen events in his home state during the Senate's...

Hillary Clinton Warns What Will Happen If Donald Trump Gets His Hands On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton will make the case that the Supreme Court is at the center of the 2016 election in a speech Wednesday, warning what will happen if Don...

Chief Justice Roberts Predicted The SCOTUS Nightmare Unfolding Before His Eyes

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics

Chief Justice John Roberts isn't just in charge of the Supreme Court. His role extends, more or less, to making sure the entire federal court system i...

GOP Senator Gets Honest: 'Trust Me, We Will Not Allow The Supreme Court To Flip'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Senate Republicans are obstructing President Obama's Supreme Court nominee for purely political reasons to make sure th...

The Absurdity of Senate Republicans' Efforts to Scuttle a Supreme Court Nomination

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

"A novel and absurd notion," is how leading legal scholars and historians describe Senate Republicans' obstinate refusal to consider President Obama's...

Elizabeth Warren Says The GOP Has Only Itself To Blame For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) linked the Republican Party's obstruction throughout President Barack Obama's tenure to the rise of Donald Trump, argu...

Republicans Are Even Blocking Their Own Nominees Now

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The level of obstruction in the Senate hit a new level of absurdity on Wednesday, as a Democratic effort to confirm a federal judge with...

Elizabeth Warren Hammers GOP Over Supreme Court Obstruction

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans' refusal to even consider a Supreme Court nominee is "shocking," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday, accu...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Bows Out Of Running For Supreme Court Vacancy

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she's not interested in being nominated to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Co...

Beware the 'Lame Duck!'

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.27.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If he can't fill a Supreme Court vacancy, what else can't he do?

Comedian Judah Friedlander's Solution For The Supreme Court Vacancy

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.26.2016 | Comedy

Some people think Obama should assert his right as president to appoint a Supreme Court justice to the bench. Others believe the country should wait u...

Obama Makes His Supreme Court Pitch Like Only A Legal Nerd Would

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama could've chosen from a number of established outlets to make his pitch for the kind of Supreme Court justice he'll nominate. In...