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John Paul Stevens Speculates On Supreme Court Retirement: 'Within The Next Three Years,' Maybe Earlier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Paul Stevens, the longest serving Supreme Court justice speculated about his own retirement from the high court in an interview with Jeffrey Toob...

Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation: Nominee Keeps Up Heavy Schedule Of Hill Visits

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan won praise from skeptical senators in both parties Thursday, building momentum toward what for no...

Kagan the Right Choice for Dems... At This Moment

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Dems on the far left are angry and frustrated that President Obama didn't nominate a lefty doppelganger of the hard right justice Antonin Scalia -- for example, Diane Wood.

Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS Nominee Kagan a Cipher on Choice

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated solicitor general Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice ...

Reading Tea Leaves on Kagan and International law

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

How will this nominee treat issues of foreign, international, comparative, or transnational law? As with many areas respecting the judicial potential of Elena Kagan, this one is tabula rasa.

The Royal Court: Elena Kagan in Perspective

Alex Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Green

The punditry of helplessness and the false panic that nominations like Kagan's encourage need to be cast aside, replaced by the notion that we can shape the decisions of the Court more than we are made to believe.

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

The Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Elena Kagan has been officially appointed heir to Justice Stevens, conservatives and other Kagan-critics have been readying themselves for a ...

Jeffrey Toobin says Elena Kagan Likely New Supreme Court Justice

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison van Diggelen

In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Supreme Court expert Jeffrey Toobin reveals his No. 1 pick for Stevens' replacement: Elena Kagan.

Elena Kagan Tapped For Supreme Court (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same ...

What Are We Bid for American Justice?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our government is not broken; it's been bought out from under us. On the right and the left and smack across the vast middle, more and more Americans doubt representative democracy can survive the corruption of money.

Speculation Intensifies About Two Supreme Court Vacancies

Law.com | Tony Mauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If two U.S. Supreme Court vacancies materialize this spring, they may have the same impact on the nation's capital that two heavy snowfalls have had t...

Learning on the Job

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Retiring Justice Stevens, whose views on both abortion and capital punishment shifted during his lengthy service, exemplifies an increasingly rare type of public servant: one who is willing to change.

White House Prepares For Potential Supreme Court Vacancies

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawyers for President Obama have been working behind the scenes to prepare for the possibility of one, and maybe two Supreme Court vacancies this spri...

The Roberts Court Strikes Out: Legislators on the Bench

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

Big business couldn't be more delighted by last week's decision in Citizens United.

Supreme Court Prepares For Big Second Half

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court entered its holiday intermission with the starkest drama put off until the second act. When justices return on Jan. 11 for their ne...

Stevens' Clerks Believe He Will Retire Next Spring

Newsweek | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than two weeks ago, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens made news in a typically elliptical court way. He announced that he had hired only on...

Poisonous Atmosphere Keeping Obama From Appointing Judges

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration wanted to send a message with the President's first nomination to a federal court. "There was a real conscious decision to us...

Stevens Retirement Would Signal Shift In Court Politics

True/Slant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the legal gossip world, (hell, even in the real world), a lot is currently being made of the fact that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has ...

Justice Stevens May Retire Next Year

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has hired fewer law clerks than usual, generating speculation that the leader of the court'...

Guys Who Wear Bow Ties: Love It Or Lose It? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.18.2012 | Style

Two weeks ago when we asked "Who's the best-dressed Supreme Court Justice?", your answer was Justice Sandra Day O'Connor for her signature lace jabot....

Think Again: Sotomayor and SCOTUS: Captured on a Carousel of Time

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

The debate over Sotomayor's "priorities" has shed next to no light on the nominee views or decisions, but has proven awfully revealing about the state of conservatives' collective neuroses.

Will Sotomayor Take On Scalia?

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

The court needs a fresh voice and a fierce debater to challenge Scalia's ultra-conservative passion behind the scenes, where decisions are hammered out.

SUPREME COURT STYLE: Who's The Best-Dressed Justice? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*UPDATE: Sandra Day O'Connor has won best-dressed Justice! Scroll down for pull poll results.* The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor has turned the...

Justice Stevens Claims Shakespeare Was A Fraud

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In his 34 years on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens has evolved from idiosyncratic dissenter to influential elder, able to assemble majori...

After Heller, The Gun Lobby's "Slippery Slope" Is Gone; Reasonable Regulations Ahead

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

When the dust settles, most Americans -- and I believe even most in the gun violence prevention movement -- will come to see that there are some positives in this decision.