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Supreme Court Justices

Obama's Empathy for the Supreme Court

John Paul Rollert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Paul Rollert

Skepticism like Sotomayor's is a challenge to the President's jurisprudence. If the law strays into uncertainty, it does not necessarily follow that a judge should rely on personal experience instead.

Keep Those Federal Judges Coming...

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The decision by a federal judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Christian group against the new health care law is proof of just how impo...

Out of Line: Tilting Right

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg


Amanda Terkel

Justice Scalia: The State Of The Union Address Is A 'Juvenile Spectacle' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In remarks to the conservative Federalist Society on Thursday night, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia decried the "juvenile spectacl...

Roberts Court: Unclear, Activist, and Pro-Corporate

David Arkush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Arkush

The court has been notably activist, overturning precedent that has been on the books for decades in areas ranging from campaign finance to antitrust. When the Supreme Court is so willing to overturn precedent, what is the law?

Supreme Court Justices Naked Under Their Robes

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

They'll dress for official photos, but in court things are, er, looser. A Supreme Court insider has revealed that, despite their conservative appea...

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 Rules in Favor of Instituting Controversial "Grenade-Launching Cross Bows" Clause in Second Amendment

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

I wouldn't be fulfilling my duty as a Supreme Court Justice if I didn't seriously consider the necessity of freely arming citizens with a dual anti-personnel/medieval warfare weapons.

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...

A Case for Kagan

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

I began my career teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. Obviously, relative to the others there at the time, I was something of a slouch. ...

John Paul Stevens Turns 90, Becomes Second Oldest Supreme Court Justice After Oliver Wendell Holmes

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His tenure on the Supreme Court touched four decades, following service in a war that defined his generation and a childhood in a p...

Supreme Court Justices On How New Justices Change The Court

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How do Supreme Court Justices handle a shakeup on the bench? With news that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is planning to retire this summe...

The next justice

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

President Barack Obama's next nomination to the Supreme Court, his second in as many years, may come as early as this spring, followed shortly by Sena...

Supreme Court Justices Breyer And Scalia Explain Their Opposing Views

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia tends to see things as black or white. Justice Stephen Breyer sees a lot more gray. When contentious decisi...

Justices, SERVED

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

JUSTICE SOTOMAYER: Oh for Christ's sake, Steve, cut the "knight in shining armor" bullshit. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm just not that into you.

A History of Jewish Appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court

Steven L. Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven L. Pease

Since Louis Brandeis was the 67th Supreme Court justice named court's history, one might argue it was not really statistically overdue -- Jews did not represent even 2.2 percent of the population until 1910.

Kagan's Affirmative Action Achilles Heel

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will plop an issue back on the nation's table that hasn't been seen or heard from or about in what seems like ages. And that's affirmative action.

ReThink Review: the Corporation -- Power to the Corporate Killbots!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2010 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When the Roberts Supreme Court passed its disastrous Citizens United ruling, one of the first things that came to mind was the excellent 2003 documentary, the Corporation.

Could Hillary Clinton Become The Next Supreme Court Justice?

The Daily Beast | Mark McKinnon & Myra Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The political bombshell of the year could turn out to be Supreme Court Justice Hillary Clinton. Don't laugh. It's politics. Stuff happens. And a lo...

It is Time to Take Back the Courts

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nan Aron

One of the more striking moments in President Obama's State of the Union address was his unusual rebuke of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Citi...

Scowling Justice, Smiling Justice

Jeff Shesol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Shesol

What should really concern us is not the words justices mutter under their breath but the words they commit to paper.

Favorite Moments from the State of the Union Address

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Obama was fantasizing about bringing civility and bipartisanship back to Washington. Poor guy probably believes in the Tooth Fairy too.

Clarence Thomas To Other Supreme Court Justices: Be Quiet!

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Clarence Thomas, the justice long known as the silent member of the Supreme Court, criticized his colleagues Friday for badge...

Justice Stevens May Retire Next Year

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has hired fewer law clerks than usual, generating speculation that the leader of the court'...

Anticipating the Incapacitated Justice

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

While it is a disturbing truth that our nation will someday likely confront the tragedy of an incapacitated Supreme Court justice, it is not at all clear which justice that will be.