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Skilling v. United States: The Chicago Connection

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Skilling could be out on bail pending the resolution of his legal woes. Rod Blagojevich, whose trial on corruption charges began June 3 in federal court in Chicago, may not be so lucky.

'Material Support' and the First Amendment

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

A divided Supreme Court made it a crime for a person to provide "material support" to a foreign terrorist organization, which includes not only money, weapons and facilities, but also "advice or assistance."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Jim Bunning: I'm Very Much Alive

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shot back at Senator Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), who predicted a year ago that she would "die soon." "I am pleased to report th...

The Supremes, And We're Not Talking Motown Here

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

So, maybe, there's yet another big difference between the sexes: While nice boys finish last, nice girls finish first.

Justice's Blind Eye: Money Floods Judicial Election Campaigns

ABC News | Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In rare public remarks last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the money involved in electing judges remains one of the most pr...

Now We're Supposed to Fret that She's Not a Mother?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Are you persuaded that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not gay, and that it should never have mattered anyway? Good, because now we can move on to her next supposed shortcoming.

Childless: How the Most Ambitious Women Choose not to Be Sidetracked by Family

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

For the first time in history, three women could sit on the Supreme Court. There's a subtle, yet powerful, message being sent to working women across the nation: If you want a perch at the pinnacle of your profession, it's easier without kids.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: End Local Judicial Elections

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is endorsing an end to the election of judges at the state and local levels. Ginsburg wa...

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 Court Of The Ivy League?

Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Leah Finnegan

With Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, the vaunted nine are set to be the most diverse group in the court's history. Except for one thing.

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...

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...

Fashion Students Design Robes for Sotomayor

Stephanie Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Green

We tapped some local fashion designers and high school students through our friends at Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) to produce sketches for Justice Sotomayor to consider.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg hospitalized

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had cancer surgery earlier this year, made a quick return to work Friday after feeli...

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...

Justice Ginsburg's Advice to Sonia? Shop in Europe!

Stephanie Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Green

Although Justice Ginsburg gave her new friend on the Court a white collar worn by female justices, she explained that Justice Sotomayor is going to have to go across the pond to do her robe shopping.

Sotomayor Takes Her Place On High Court Bench

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor has taken her seat at the Supreme Court in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama...

Summer Style Statements: From Barack Obama's Jeans To Carla Bruni's Bikini (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The hot and leisurely summer months are coming to an end, and with it, a season full of style statements. From Barack's jeans to Michelle's shorts, Sa...

Sotomayor To Wear Judicial Collar Given To Her By Ginsburg (VIDEO)

Huffington Post via ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Not only is the Supreme Court robe unfashionable, but it was also designed mainly for men. Sandra Day O'Connor, the Supreme Court's first female justi...

"Unsettling": Chief Justice John Roberts On Change At Supreme Court

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Chief Justice John Roberts, the arrival of a new Supreme Court justice is "to some extent .... unsettling." Justice Roberts, a relative newcomer ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Ever-So-Eccentric And Thoroughly Charming Style (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg rolled up at Wednesday's Sotomayor reception in a glamorous gold robe and the most charming lace gloves we've ever seen, we w...

Obama Should Nominate Feingold Next to Supreme Court

Matthew Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Rothschild

Obama would do himself proud, and his progressive base proud, and the Constitution proud, by nominating Russ Feingold to fill the next vacancy on the Supreme Court.

History in the Making

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

When the Senate confirms Judge Sotomayor, she will become the first Latina, the first woman of color, and only the third woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gates's Arbitrary Arrest: It Happens in New York Too

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Irrespective of how educated or rich one might be, to be a black man in America is still a condition in which one feels he has no rights that any police officer is bound to respect.

Ginsburg Defends Sotomayor's Wise Latina Remark: Reaction "Ridiculous"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a long interview to be published in this week's New York Times Magazine, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended Judge Sonia Sotomayor m...