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Supreme Court Prospects Stock Holdings Could Be Conflicts Of Interest

AP | SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Several prospects to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter have major stock holdings that could pose conflict-of-interest prob...

Orrin Hatch: Obama May Announce Supreme Court Nominee This Week

Politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After talking to President Barack Obama on the phone today, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch says he believes the White House will move swiftly on its Supr...

Jeff Sessions Demanded Up-Or-Down Vote On Alito

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), now the Republican with the most power to delay President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, decried filibusters during the ...

Durbin Suggests Chicagoans For Supreme Court Vacancy

WBBM Newsradio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Durbin says there are some outstanding potential choices for the US Supreme Court right here in Chicago. He suggests Federal Judge Anne Williams, who'...

Who Are These People on the Supreme Court?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

With the announcement of the imminent resignation of Justice Souter, we get a close-up view of what an odd bird he is.

Sam Stein

Obama Wants Supreme Court Nominee With Long-Term Impact: Gibbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stressed on Monday that while the president was not taking age into consideration when choosing his Supreme Court n...

Sam Stein

GOP Begins Laying Out Campaign Against Obama's Court Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The framework of the forthcoming battle over Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick began to materialize on Sunday, as a range of Republican officials sent...

Orrin Hatch: Obama Speaking In "Code"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A senior Republican on the Senate committee that will consider President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee says he's worried the...

GOP Gearing Up For Court Fight

Politico | GLENN THRUSH & MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans admit they have virtually no shot at stopping President Barack Obama's pick to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter -- but th...

Arthur Delaney

What We Know About Obama's Supreme Court Philosophy

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many have speculated that President Obama will be looking for a minority or female to replace the outgoing Supreme Court Justice David Souter. A top c...

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 ...

Justice Souter: Homeward Bound

Brian Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Williams

The quiet man from New Hampshire has accomplished one thing with his planned departure: he's proven once again that attempts to predict the behavior of the court and its justices can be a dicey business.

Obama Supreme Court Pick Chatter Includes Chicago Judges

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the widely-reported list of candidates the president is expected to consider are at least two federal judges from his home town. One often-mentione...

Out Lesbian A Contender For Supreme Court Nomination

gaypolitics.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stanford Law School professor Kathleen Sullivan, widely considered one of America's top constitutional scholars, is being mentioned as a possible repl...

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...

Sam Stein

Obama Press Briefing Visit: Talks Souter, Supreme Court Pick (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With his chief counsel and chief of staff by his side, Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press briefing room on Friday, officially...

Obama's high court choice could be Hispanic, woman

AP | MARK SHERMAN and BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to name a Supreme Court justice who combines "empathy and understanding" with an impeccable l...

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Court Deliberations: Sotomayor Most Mentioned

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Upon hearing news that Justice David Souter would be retiring at term's end, senior White House aides hastily convened a meeting in the West Wing on T...

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 ...

Harold Koh: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harold Koh, current dean of the Yale Law School, is one the top prospects for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee once Justice David Souter retire...

Sam Stein

How Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Can And Can't Be Filibustered

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The prospect of Senate Republicans filibustering an Obama Supreme Court nominee seemed remote, especially considering the defection of Sen. Arlen Spec...

Elena Kagan: Supreme Court Nominee? All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter, President Obama has a space on the high court to fill. One of the top prospects is Elena Ka...

Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of reports of Supreme Court Justice David Souter's planned resignation, all eyes turn to President Obama. According to NPR's Nina Totenbe...

My Souter Remembrance

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

As we hear news of Supreme Court Justice David Souter's expected retirement, I am reminded of those days in 1990 when I covered his nomination by President George H.W. Bush.

Sam Stein

Souter Replacements: Obama's Five Likely Picks (SLIDESHOW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News of Justice David Souter's plan to retire at the end of the Supreme Court's current term immediately set off one of Washington D.C.'s most cherish...