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DU Think Tank: Elections Lead To Corrupt Judges

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An old debate about whether judges should be elected or appointed is heating up again. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conno...

Sandra Day O'Connor: Rulings Being "Dismantled" By Roberts Court

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she regrets that some of her decisions "are being dismantled" by the current Supreme Court. ...

The Specter of Condemnation: What Isn't Public Use?

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Most observers wouldn't consider luxury condos and a privately owned basketball arena with lucrative naming rights accruing solely to the developer -- Atlantic Yards -- to be a "public use."

John O'Connor Dead, Husband Of Sandra Day O'Connor Died Of Alzheimer's Complications

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — John J. O'Connor III, the husband of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has died. The court said that O'Connor, 79...

Trial by Firefight

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

It's clear that Cameron Todd Willingham was (mis)tried by a kangaroo court, but will justice be better served by the media zoo that's ensued?

Follow the Money

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Wisconsin's Supreme Court has adopted a rule stipulating that campaign contributions, endorsements and paid ads are not enough to force recusal. Money has invaded the judicial arena.

Sandra Day O'Connor: Stop Electing Judges

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — The first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court says there's a serious problem with the government in Washington and many other sta...

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...

Legalized: Oral Sex, Sodomy and Immoral Prosecutions

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Illegal is not the same as immoral. Jaywalking is illegal, few would argue it's immoral. What lawmakers, banks and brokers did to the economy was technically legal -- but it was far from being moral.

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.

Medals Of Freedom: Obama Honors Ted Kennedy, Harvey Milk And 14 Others

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people, including political ally Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ...

Forget Being "Borked," She's Been "Sotomayored"

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

It's clear the conservative press has little interest in ascertaining the veracity of right-wing smears against Sotomayor before advancing them.

More Than Just a Show: History, the Sotomayor Hearings and the Future

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

Sotomayor's extraordinary intelligence, personal fortitude and integrity underscore what a terrible loss the nation suffers when it fails to take advantage of the talents and skills of women and people of color.

Sandra Day O'Connor "Pleased" With Sotomayor Nomination, Criticizes The Term "Activist Judge" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was a guest on the "Today Show' this morning to discuss her new children's book. However, matters qu...

Ronald Reagan: The Original "Reverse-Sexist" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative pundits have railed seemingly endessly about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's supposed "reverse racism." But it appears conservative hero Ronald R...

This Mensa Moment Is Brought To You by G. Gordon Liddy

Lora Somoza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lora Somoza

We may have to eat excess chocolate if Sotomayor gets this nomination. Or all men may be forced to live silently in a garage for 3 days a month.

Abolish Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

As the rhetoric escalates over President Obama's nomination of judge Sonia Sotomayor, the confirmation process promises to reveal both the good and ba...

Jason Linkins

Empathy Cited As Important By Many Court Nominees (And Today's Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, we can officially put this ridiculous argument over empathy to bed, because, as it turns out, our Supreme Court justices are so gosh-darned empa...

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...

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.

No More Judges on the Supreme Court

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Since David Souter announced his intention to retire from active service, media speculation has percolated over a likely successor. Enter Barack Obama, professor of constitutional law.

My Exclusive Interview with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

I recently spoke with the inspirational former Supreme Court Justice about her new web site, the judiciary and her legacy as the first woman on the Supreme Court.

Sandra Day O'Connor Should Lead Torture Investigation

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If the evidence in this case eventually passes the O'Connor barrier, then the American people can be confident that this issue was not politicized but given the judicial scrutiny it deserves.