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Shriram Harid

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Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Battle: How Her Opponents Will Try To Kill Her Nomination

(397) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 4:00 PM

Now that Elena Kagan has been officially appointed heir to Justice Stevens, conservatives and other Kagan-critics have been readying themselves for a contentious confirmation hearing, vying to topple the Supreme Court nominee.

Here are some of the lines of attack that will likely be used against Kagan:

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Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Nominee: Who Is She?

(213) Comments | Posted May 9, 2010 | 10:45 PM

Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination marks the culmination of an illustrious career in both academia and government. Before serving as the Solicitor General of the United States in her current capacity, Kagan held a number of high-profile positions, most notably, within the Clinton Administration and subsequently as Dean...

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A Muted Farewell For John Paul Stevens In Provocative Free Speech, Gay Rights Case

(28) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 6:40 PM

Justice Stevens capped his 35-year tenure on the bench on Wednesday with a muted farewell. But the case before the Court, Doe v. Reed, may shape the debate on the First Amendment's free speech protections and same-sex marriage long after Stevens' departure.

Doe v. Reed concerns the public disclosure...

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Boomer Parents Optimistic About Kids' Prospects, Despite Continued Financial Dependence

(14) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 1:48 PM

Baby Boomer parents may have succumbed to a bout of cognitive dissonance. According to a new Charles Schwab survey, they overwhelmingly expect their young adult children to be at least as financially successful as they are, but don't see them becoming financially independent in the near future.


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Justice John Paul Stevens' 10 Most Important Supreme Court Decisions

(157) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 6:02 PM

Over the course of his 34-year tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced on Friday that he will retire this summer, has opined on a broad array of contentious issues -- from gun control to the death penalty to flag-burning.

Recently, he played...

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Stevens Replacements: Who Will Be The Next Supreme Court Nominee? (PHOTOS)

(388) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 11:10 AM

Here are the top contenders to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who announced on Friday that he will retire from the Supreme Court this summer.

The list of possible nominees is based on Huffington Post interviews with a number of prominent Supreme Court scholars...

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John Paul Stevens Retiring: Top Picks To Be The Next Supreme Court Justice

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 9:00 AM

In an interview in early March, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he would make up his mind in about a month's time about when to retire from the High Court. That deadline is fast approaching.

The anchor of the court's liberal wing, Justice Stevens...

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Despite Lack Of Work, Millennial Generation Remains Buoyant

(292) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 4:11 PM

The recession has created a dismal employment picture for 18- to 29-year olds, the worst since 1972. But despite that harsh economic reality, today's "Millennials" remain bizarrely rosy about their prospects.

That's according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, indicating that nine out...

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'Tort Reform' Means Less Accountability For The Medical Profession

(863) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 10:20 PM

President Obama is widely expected to toss Republicans a bone at Thursday's health care summit, by publicly embracing what's known as "tort reform."

By tort reform, Republicans and medical professionals mean caps on non-economic punitive damages in lawsuits where patients or their survivors have proven in court that they were...

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