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The Supreme Court Should Stay Out of the Noel Canning Recess Fight

Victor Williams | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning was the Supreme Court's first oral argument of 2014. Perhaps the Justices did not have quite long enough of a holiday recess to build up the energy reserves necessary to consider this important and convoluted case.

Courts (Should Not) Consider Recess Appointment Challenges: Posner Explains Political Questions

Victor Williams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Just as would their presidential nominee, the GOP congressional obstructionists badly underestimated the political instinct and constitutional courage of President Barack Obama.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Weighs Fate Of Crack Dealers | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of convicted crack cocaine dealers caught between old and new sentencing regimes had their cases argued before the Supreme Cour...

No Justices, No Peace

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

To nobody's surprise, Senator Kyl made it clear that the filibuster will be on the table for Obama's eventual Supreme Court nominee -- who does not yet exist -- whomever he or she may be.

Court Nominations and the Most Important Victory of My Career

Peter Schurman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Schurman

In 2003, nine months into our campaign, Miguel Estrada withdrew his name from consideration for an appeals court. Bush accepted his withdrawal. For the first time since 9/11, the Democrats had won.

Empathy For The Devil

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 was the venue for a skirmish that at times got awfully mean. Judge Sonia came in earnest, her cards laid out on the table.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 28, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Karl Rove isn't worried about how attacking Sonia Sotomayor might alienate Hispanic voters! And why is that? But what damage did Democrats suffer wh...