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Justice Breyer: I'll go to State of the Union

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Sunday that he will attend the upcoming State of the Union address, even as more conservative justices have been critical of what happened at the last one.

By Aaron Blake  | December 12, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Court Watch, Supreme Court, White House  
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Laurence Tribe unfiltered on Sonia Sotomayor

Harvard Law Professor Laurence H. Tribe minced no words in a May 2009 letter to his former student, President Obama, urging Obama to nominate Harvard Law Dean Elena Kagan to fill retiring Justice David Souter's seat on the Supreme Court.

By Rachel Weiner  | October 28, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama, Supreme Court  
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McConnell gives Franken a piece of his mind

By Paul Kane Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave freshman Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)...

By washingtonpost.com Editor  | August 5, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (188)
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ABC26 WGNO: Clarence Thomas's nephew allegedly tased at Louisiana hospital

Family members of Derek Thomas, nephew of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, are alleging that the younger Thomas, was punched and tased when he was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital Thursday.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Court won't hear soft-money challenge

The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided that it would not to undertake another review of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act, rejecting a Republican-sponsored challenge to the law's centerpiece prohbition on unregulated "soft money" contributions to political parties.

By by Robert Barnes  | June 29, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Election, 44 The Obama Presidency, Democratic Party, Republican Party, Supreme Court  | Tags:  campaign finance reform, mccain-feingold, soft money, supreme court  
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Kagan hearings witness list released

The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced the witness list for Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | June 25, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Elena Kagan in her own words, Garance Franke-Ruta , June 25, 2010
Kagan deputy takes over, Robert Barnes , May 17, 2010
Kagan theses to be available online, Garance Franke-Ruta , May 17, 2010
Souter's bachelorhood sparked debate in '90, Garance Franke-Ruta , May 13, 2010
Law professors vouch for Kagan on diversity, Krissah Thompson , May 12, 2010
McCain surveys supporters on SCOTUS process, By Michael D. Shear , April 14, 2010
Obama and senators to confer about court opening, Robert Barnes , April 13, 2010
Hillary Clinton not a candidate for Supreme Court, Anne E. Kornblut , April 12, 2010
No surprises yet ahead of Supreme Court fight, Ben Pershing , April 12, 2010
Diane Wood, Supreme Court justice? , Rachel Weiner , April 9, 2010
Elena Kagan, Supreme Court justice?, Rachel Weiner , April 9, 2010
Antonin Scalia: No right to secede, Web Politics Editor , February 17, 2010
O'Connor: 'Don't know' if Bush v. Gore the right decision, Web Politics Editor , January 26, 2010
Supreme Court schedules special Thursday session, Web Politics Editor , January 20, 2010
Supreme Court Term Begins Today, Many Cases Refused, washingtonpost.com editors , October 5, 2009
Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital, Web Politics Editor , September 25, 2009
Justice Stevens Hires Just One Clerk , Robert Barnes , September 2, 2009
Court Watch: Sotomayor's Dissents -- and Temperament, Web Politics Editor , June 15, 2009
Court Watch: Affirmative Action, Baby, Web Politics Editor , June 12, 2009
Court Watch: Poster Child , Web Politics Editor , June 11, 2009
Senate Sets Sotomayor Hearing Date, Web Politics Editor , June 9, 2009
Court Watch: Accident-Prone Justices, Web Politics Editor , June 8, 2009
Sotomayor Breaks Her Ankle, Web Politics Editor , June 8, 2009
Court Watch: Wise Women, Impacting the Courts?, Web Politics Editor , June 5, 2009
Sotomayor's Senate Questionnaire Released, Web Politics Editor , June 4, 2009
Gingrich Walks Back 'Racist' Charge, Web Politics Editor , June 3, 2009
Rise of Liberal Groups Shows in Court Nomination, Washington Post Editor , June 3, 2009
Leahy Asks Sotomayor to Clarify 'Wise Latina' Remark, Web Politics Editor , June 2, 2009
Court Watch: Senate Meetings, Web Politics Editor , June 2, 2009
Court Watch: Bloggers and Reversals, Web Politics Editor , June 1, 2009
Sotomayor's Law Clerks Praise Her in Letter, Web Politics Editor , June 1, 2009
Sotomayor Begins Calling Key Senators, Web Politics Editor , May 27, 2009
Liberal Groups Release Ad Backing Sotomayor, Web Politics Editor , May 27, 2009
Women's Groups Vow to Fight for Swift Confirmation, Web Politics Editor , May 26, 2009
Sotomayor Made Significant Sports Rulings, Web Politics Editor , May 26, 2009
Obama Interviewed Sotomayor Thursday, Web Politics Editor , May 26, 2009
Latino Legal Activists Hail Sotomayor Choice, Web Politics Editor , May 26, 2009
Sotomayor: The White House Story, Web Politics Editor , May 26, 2009
Obama Wants Sotomayor Confirmed Before August Recess, Web Politics Editor , May 26, 2009
Complete Coverage: The Sotomayor Pick, Web Politics Editor , May 26, 2009
Obama Starts to Meet with Court Contenders, Web Politics Editor , May 20, 2009
Granholm to Visit the White House, Web Politics Editor , May 18, 2009
Court Watch: Granholm, Roberts and Some History, Web Politics Editor , May 18, 2009
A Supreme Court Nomination Next Week?, Web Politics Editor , May 13, 2009
Sotomayor Rose High, with Few Assets, Web Politics Editor , May 7, 2009
Souter Bids a Fond Farewell, Web Politics Editor , May 5, 2009
 
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