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Supreme Court schedules special Thursday session

The court never tips its hand, but it seems at least a strong possibility that the court will issue a decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on Thursday.

By Web Politics Editor  |  January 20, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Court Watch , DEPT. OF JURISPRUDENCE , Supreme Court  
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Obama Stands by His Criticism

President Obama has no regrets about criticizing the Cambridge police department's arrest of Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr., White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Thursday.

By Web Politics Editor  |  July 23, 2009; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (353)
Categories:  B_Blog , Cast of Characters , Culture Wars , DEPT. OF JURISPRUDENCE  
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Scholars Urge Confirmation of Johnsen to OLC

A bipartisan coalition of scholars this afternoon pressed the Senate to move ahead with a vote on the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to lead a critical Justice Department unit that provided a rationale for waterboarding and other harsh interrogation practices during the Bush years.

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 27, 2009; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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For Holder, a Second - and Symbolic - Swearing In

Rolling out the pomp and circumstance before a crowd stocked with members of the city's legal elite, President Obama this morning welcomed "my friend, Eric Holder," as the 82nd attorney general of the United States.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 27, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama Announces Nominee for Appeals Court

President Obama today said he plans to nominate U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton to the federal appeals court, turning to a jurist widely viewed as a moderate for his first judicial appointment.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 17, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Justice Ginsburg, 'Alive and Well'

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making it clear that she is not contemplating retirement, even though she recently was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 6, 2009; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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