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Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Turning a Senate Corner?

Carl Pope | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Once the president regains his footing, he can once again lead the government and Boehner will have nowhere to hide. Nov. 21 was twenty years in the making -- but it came, and it is a very big deal.

Obama Sets 'Non-Traditional' Record

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is moving at a historic pace to try to diversify the nation's federal judiciary: Nearly three of every four ...

Kagan: She Had Me at Scalia

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

Even though they clearly differ in their approaches to the law, there is little doubt that Kagan believes Justice Scalia is someone who should be on the Court. I couldn't agree more.

Kagan 'Not Sympathetic' Toward Gun-Rights Claim As Supreme Court Law Clerk

Bloomberg | Greg Stohr and Kristin Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elena Kagan said as a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk in 1987 that she was "not sympathetic" toward a man who contended that his constitutional rights we...

Obama Perpetuates Discrimination with Kagan Pick

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

Apparently the graduates of the 196 other ABA accredited law schools other than Harvard, Columbia or Yale didn't get the "right education" to acquire "God-given potential" to serve on the nation's top court.

Elena Kagan Will Be Obama's Supreme Court Pick: Mike Allen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updates below... President Obama is expected to nominate Solicitor General and former Harvard Law dean Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, Mi...

Female Senators Favor Another Woman On Supreme Court

Roll Call | John Stanton and Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama could make history with his second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court by nominating another woman to the high court, a decision ...

Supreme Court Nominee Playbook

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Kagan Kabuki Theater Delivers More than Drama and Comedy

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - The senatorial process of vetting Supreme Court candidates is about as close to Kabuki theater as we get in America. Elena Kagan did the ri...

Frustrated by the Kagan Hearings? Blame Tom Daschle

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Reaching for a way to impact judicial nominations while in the minority, Democrats during the Bush administration agreed upon a strategy of fighting Bush's nominees based upon ideology as opposed to qualifications.

Most Memorable Moments From Past Supreme Court Confirmations

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Elena Kagan in the midst of her third -- and perhaps final day -- in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, we're reminded of some of the more ...

Murder Boards

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings today on President Obama's second nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan. Just as the first nominee...

White House: No Supreme Court Pick This Week

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama won't announce a Supreme Court nominee this week. That pushes the timeline for Obama t...

Obama Wants A Supreme Court Nominee Who Supports Women's Rights

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose ...

Ann Claire Williams, Chicago Judge, On Supreme Court Short List, Says White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The White House has released more information about its short list of nominees to replace John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court. One of the nam...

Cirque du Soleil Scheduled for Return Engagement at Senate Judiciary Committee

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominees are entertaining, but that is not their real purpose. They are intended to elicit information about the nominee.

Malcolm X to Barack Obama: The Supreme Court Needs Someone Like Me

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Mr. President: In that fight over health care, when you stood for something, and fought for it, you won.

Obama and Senate Dems on the Court: On-Message, for a Change

Simon Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

Confirmation battles need no longer be mere annoying distractions from the Democrat's main agenda of middle-class-friendly economics and environmental reform.

Is Elena Kagan Gay?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The White House, strangely, denied the accusation that Kagan is gay, which means all evidence about the poor woman's sexual comings and goings suddenly becomes fair game.

Back to the 90s

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Republicans obviously want to recreate the William McKinley-era Supreme Court, which presided over the most corporate-tilting era in American history, and which resolutely defended the right of corporations to be free from regulation.

Summer in the District: Getting Dirty and Gritty Over Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

The President is gearing up for this battle -Both sides of the aisle he'll have to straddle Seeking broad bipartisan support -For his appointment to the High Court.

Conservative v. Liberal Justices: Piercing the Myths

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Conservative commentators have persuaded the public that conservative judges apply the law, whereas liberal judges make up the law. These are appealing but wholly disingenuous descriptions of what judges actually do.

How Justice Stevens May Have Saved Our Gun Laws

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

As the nation contemplates Justice Stevens' impending retirement and its implications, all Americans concerned about the daily tragedy of American gun violence should pause to recognize their debt of gratitude to him.

Leah Ward Sears: Supreme Court Short List Increases By One

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears is on President Obama's short list of nominees to be the next Supreme Court justice, ABC's ...

Secular Law Is Progressive, Constitutionally

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

In selecting a new justice to replace Stevens, all that's necessary is to a capable and honest person to uphold a progressive instrument of governance.