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No Supreme Court pick this week, White House says

Associated Press
President Obama will not announce a Supreme Court nominee this week, press secretary Robert Gibbs said.

Obama said last week that he would nominate a successor to Justice John Paul Stevens, who is retiring in the next couple of weeks.

By Post Editor  |  April 26, 2010; 1:59 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , The Courts  
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Pro se rights is the most important judicial issue at this time. Right now we have a court for criminal prosecution and big business only and the majority of citizens are denied effective access to federal courts -- they cannot use the procedures allowed to pro ses, a small subset of those allowed in lawyer pled cases, and get a decision on the merits. That was not the intention of Congress in 1871 see PATSY V. BOARD OF REGENTS OF STATE OF FLORIDA, 457 U.S. 496 (1982) “The 1871 Congress intended § 1 to "throw open the doors of the United States courts" to individuals who were threatened with, or who had suffered, the deprivation of constitutional rights, id. at 376 (remarks of Rep. Lowe), and to provide these individuals immediate access to the federal courts.”

Where is USCourts "open door" policy?

Posted by: kay_sieverding | April 27, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

The supreme court is a challenge, I mean, us republicans were screaming about is appointment last time around and his appointment voted against corporations being classified as a person with free speech, that wasn't Obama's court that was Bush's court...go figure, and here I am worrying about abortion. What does abortion matter when the supreme court says a corp can spend unlimited amounts of cash on campaigns, I gotta get a grip.. check out this story


http://bit.ly/b3p32Q

Posted by: republicanblack | April 26, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

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