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David Souter Retires

Reframing Retirement

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Retirement needs and expectations are moving targets, and it's difficult to focus on priorities that may be decades away, but a few practical policy changes now can improve the financial security of countless Americans.

Mr. Common Law's Next Adventure

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Souter spoke of the spectacular ignorance of the American electorate about the government they select people to serve in. And the consequences of that ignorance.

Obama Picks Sotomayor -- Color America Proud

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

This is a significant and beautiful day for our nation. There is so much else that will be said -- but let us take the time to say that first.

Jason Linkins

Diane Wood, Supreme Court Prospect: A Definitive Take

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

About two weeks ago, I criticized Jeffrey Rosen for a profile of potential Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Purporting to be "The Case Against ...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 19, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The best work of Brian Joseph Burton, better known as DJ/produce par excellence Danger Mouse, is also best known for being illegal. Naturally, I refe...

Jason Linkins

Supreme Court Picks: Readers Speak Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If I had to boil down popular sentiment into a per curiam opinion, LOTS OF YOU want to drag Al Gore away from his family and environmental work back into public life as a Supreme Court Justice.

Nominate a Woman

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

When 96 percent of all Supreme Court Justices throughout our history have been men, clearly it is evident that we need another woman on the Court.

What Can We Expect Now that Sessions Leads Republicans on Judges?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Who is Senator Sessions? He's has been an outspoken opponent of the Voting Rights Act, immigration reform, embryonic stem cell research, and a woman's right to choose.

Jason Linkins

Bob Schieffer Raps David Souter For His Dislike Of Washington (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It didn't inflame as quickly or resonate as deeply as some of those standout moments that occurred in his conversation with Dick Cheney, but Bob Schie...

Jason Linkins

Unlike TNR, WaPo Finds Sources With Actual Names To Talk About Sotomayor [UPDATED: Rosen Responds In TNR]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Who would have imagined that calling up one of Sotomayor's former employers might yield insight into her ability?

Jason Linkins

Readers: Give Us Your Supreme Opinions!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you have an opinion - or a dissent! - please share it with us, whether it's a personal nomination, an overlooked area of legal concern, or a specific criteria you'd look for in a Supreme Court nominee.

Jason Linkins

TNR's "Case Against Sotomayor" Reliant On Anonymous Sources, Uninformed Opinion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If one of the virtues of our legal system is the right to be confronted by one's accusers, then Jeffrey Rosen's case in the New Republic is a little wanting.

Judge Dread

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chez Pazienza

If I may, ma'am -- what are your thoughts on replacing the U.S. Constitution with a sexually explicit memo written by Bill O'Reilly to Andrea Mackris?

The 100 Days of Swine and Roses

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thane Rosenbaum

The first 100 days in the life of an American president has never before been this blistering or eventful.

"Empathy" -- Who's Got It, Who Does Not

Daniel Goleman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

There are at least three varieties of empathy, each with very different implications for spotting the right candidate.

KCRW's Left Right & Center: Souter, Specter and Swine Flu

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Well, if there's news containing an "s" word, it's likely included in our latest show - a lively round up of lots of news.

Hispanic Justice

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

I urge President Obama to nominate the first Hispanic Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. And, by so doing, President Obama can make history again.

Supreme Court Search: Women And Minorities Seen As A Focus

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The news that Justice David H. Souter had decided to retire from the Supreme Court fanned the speculative flames in legal and political circles on Fri...

Supreme Court Vacancy: Women's Group Lobbyies For Female

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the first signs of what is sure to be an avalanche of lobbying to come, advocacy groups today began the process of arguing for and against certain ...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 1, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey everybody, did you know that today, there was a mighty Teabagging set for Michigan? Professional poli-sci hobo Joe The Plumber was supposed to be...

Souter Replacement Will Depend On Lindsey Graham: Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both sides of the aisle spent all week lamenting/celebrating Arlen Specter's party switch and the potential for a 60 vote Democratic majority in the S...

Seth Waxman: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seth Waxman, one of the names on the short list for President Barack Obama's first Supreme Court nominee once Justice David Souter retires in June, wa...

Souter's Obama Letter: Full Text

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Text of Justice Souter's retirement letter on Supreme Court stationery, dated May 1: Dear Mr. President: When the Supreme Court rises for the summer...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin On Souter Replacement: "White Men Need Not Apply"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the announcement that Justice David Souter is planning on retiring from the Supreme Court to return to New Hampshire, President Barack Obama now ...

Conservative Groups Hold Conference Call To Plot Supreme Court Strategy

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Phone lines around Washington began burning this morning as conservative organizations kicked off preparations for the fight over President Obama's ev...