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Obama Highlights Kagan’s ‘Independence’ During SCOTUS Nomination

By | 05.10.10 | 10:43 am

President Obama this morning called for a speedy nomination process for Elena Kagan during his speech announcing the Solicitor General as his choice to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. “I hope that the Senate will act in a bipartisan fashion, as they did when nominating Elena More…

Elena Kagan, a National Security Enigma, Has Embraced Executive Authority

By | 05.10.10 | 8:54 am

So Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be President Obama’s second Supreme Court nominee. The emerging conventional wisdom is that Kagan, a rare nominee for the high court who hasn’t been a judge, is a very smart blank slate. On at least one category of issues that Kagan will face More…

Obama to Announce Kagan for Supreme Court

By | 05.10.10 | 7:27 am

President Obama is expected at 10 a.m. today to announce his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Kagan, the former dean of Harvard Law School, has not previously served as a judge.

If selected, Kagan will succeed longtime liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, who More…

What Stevens’ Retirement Means for the Environment

By | 04.12.10 | 12:32 pm

Rachel Hartman has a great roundup of what conservatives are saying about the upcoming Supreme Court battle. But it’s not just on the right that Justice John Paul Stevens’ retirement is causing intense speculation. Environmentalists are also fretting about the implications of Stevens’ exit for the country’s climate struggles. More…

GOP on Offense Ahead of Supreme Court Showdown

By | 04.12.10 | 10:42 am

As expected, Republicans this weekend already began threatening trouble for Democrats if President Obama nominates someone left of mainstream to succeed Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Stevens announced Friday that he plans to retire from the court this summer.

Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), speaking on MSNBC Sunday, and Jon More…

Justice Stevens to Retire This Summer

By | 04.09.10 | 10:51 am

Justice John Paul Stevens confirmed today that he will retire this summer from the Supreme Court, reports The Associated Press.

The timing of the announcement is welcome news to President Obama and Democrats who risk losing seats in Congress in November’s elections. The vacancy is unlikely to change the More…

Conservatives Are Ready for the Stevens Retirement

By | 09.03.09 | 10:18 am

Keying off the rumors that Associate Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens may retire, I asked Curt Levey of the Committee for Justice, the group that marshalled a lot of opposition to the nomination Sonia Sotomayor, if he was ready to get the band back together. His response: More…