The court will hear 55 cases this term. Thousands of cases were refused by the court last week.
Posted on October 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM ET | Comments (6)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is at Washington Hospital Center this evening after falling ill at the Supreme Court this afternoon.
Posted on September 25, 2009 at 10:18 AM ET | Comments (34)
Does Justice John Paul Stevens's decision to hire only one clerk for the term that begins in October 2010 mean this could be his last year on the court?
Posted on September 2, 2009 at 12:16 PM ET | Comments (8)
The Supreme Court hasn't even ruled in its examination of the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, but key senators are already warning that a decision striking down the law will be seen as "conservative activism pure and simple."
Posted on June 17, 2009 at 04:51 PM ET | Comments (4)
By Robert Barnes If history is a guide, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will grab...
Posted on June 16, 2009 at 11:54 AM ET | Comments (10)
By DeNeen L. Brown and Richard Leiby White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett today defended...
Posted on June 15, 2009 at 08:43 PM ET | Comments (25)
Court news highlights.
Posted on June 15, 2009 at 01:15 PM ET | Comments (7)
Checking in with the blogosphere: Comments from SCOTUSblog, Human Events and Washington Examiner.
Posted on June 12, 2009 at 02:43 PM ET | Comments (6)
By Garance Franke-Ruta • Sotomayor gets the Obama poster treatment, courtesy of Presente.org and artist...
Posted on June 11, 2009 at 01:28 PM ET | Comments (1)
Eight national law enforcement groups today endorsed the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, saying the former prosecutor is tough but compassionate judge who has performed ably on the front lines of the nation's criminal justice system.
Posted on June 9, 2009 at 05:31 PM ET | Comments (11)
The Senate Judiciary Committee has set a date for the start of hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be associate justice of the Supreme Court: July 13.
Posted on June 9, 2009 at 12:32 PM ET | Comments (41)
By Garance Franke-Ruta Now that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has broken her ankle, the "Sotomayor Stumbles"...
Posted on June 8, 2009 at 04:15 PM ET | Comments (6)
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was taken to George Washington University Medical Center in the District this morning for X-rays of her right ankle after stumbling at the La Guardia airport in New York, White House officials said.
Posted on June 8, 2009 at 12:50 PM ET | Comments (92)
By Garance Franke-Ruta * CQ's Seth Stern reports that Sonia Sotomayor is awfully fond of...
Posted on June 5, 2009 at 09:01 AM ET | Comments (7)
The White House delivered a completed questionnaire about Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Senate Judiciary Committee today, providing her formal answers to questions that will serve as the beginning of the confirmation process.
Posted on June 4, 2009 at 12:13 PM ET | Comments (19)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he remained concerned about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's 2001 remark that a "wise Latina" might make a better judge than a white male, even after meeting her for more than 30 minutes this afternoon.
Posted on June 3, 2009 at 02:30 PM ET | Comments (36)
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich today walked back his Twitter comment that Obama Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor was a "racist," saying, "The word 'racist' should not have been applied to Judge Sotomayor as a person."
Posted on June 3, 2009 at 10:59 AM ET | Comments (9)
Obama's election has dramatically altered the landscape occupied by the advocacy groups, think tanks and lobbying firms that make up Washington's sprawling influence industry. Democratic and left-leaning groups are now ascendant, enjoying clout not seen in a generation and benefiting from close access to a White House brimming with former colleagues.
Posted on June 3, 2009 at 06:31 AM ET | Comments (7)
In his first meeting this morning with Sonia Sotomayor, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy asked the Supreme Court nominee to clarify her controversial statement that "a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male."
Posted on June 2, 2009 at 01:40 PM ET | Comments (13)
By Garance Franke-Ruta Today in court news: * Judge Sonia Sotomayor today meets with key...
Posted on June 2, 2009 at 11:59 AM ET | Comments (1)
Today in Supreme Court news.
Posted on June 1, 2009 at 12:10 PM ET | Comments (2)
Forty-five of Sonia Sotomayor's law clerks offered their unqualified support for their former boss to become the next associate justice of the Supreme Court as she prepared to meet with members of Congress tomorrow.
Posted on June 1, 2009 at 09:48 AM ET | Comments (10)
By Garance Franke-Ruta The indispensable SCOTUSBlog, from the Washington-based firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &...
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 04:08 PM ET | Comments (17)
By Michael D. Shear President Obama warned today against "attempting to draw old battle lines...
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 10:26 AM ET | Comments (32)
Updated 6:48 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta President Obama sought today to defuse some of the...
Posted on May 29, 2009 at 05:45 PM ET | Comments (95)
By Garance Franke-Ruta Today in court news, we learn about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's time at...
Posted on May 29, 2009 at 12:33 PM ET | Comments (4)
By Garance Franke-Ruta Only one Republican senator, Pat Roberts of Kansas, has come out so...
Posted on May 28, 2009 at 01:04 PM ET | Comments (70)
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor placed phone calls to key senators today as the White House began taking steps toward building support for her confirmation.
Posted on May 27, 2009 at 03:19 PM ET | Comments (37)
Liberal groups wasted no time today in trying to build support for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, launching a 30-second television ad extolling her credentials and personal story.
Posted on May 27, 2009 at 01:18 PM ET | Comments (1)
By Garance Franke-Ruta It was widely noted yesterday that though Judge Sonia Sotomayor was nominated...
Posted on May 27, 2009 at 01:07 PM ET | Comments (2)
By Garance Franke-Ruta Women's groups that had been urging President Obama to select the fourth...
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 04:10 PM ET | Comments (11)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Inevitably, and very quickly, the online battle to define President Obama's...
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 02:22 PM ET | Comments (5)
By Mark Maske Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been involved in some significant sports...
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 01:09 PM ET | Comments (0)
President Obama interviewed Judge Sonia Sotomayor for an hour in the Oval Office last Thursday, White House officials said. In all, the judge spent seven hours at the White House, talking with advisers who were in charge of helping Obama make the critical decision on his first Supreme Court nominee.
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 12:38 PM ET | Comments (1)
By Michael A. Fletcher Latino legal activists applauded Sotomayor's appointment. "This is a historic moment,"...
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 12:23 PM ET | Comments (1)
The White House has issued talking points and a background information sheet on Judge Sonia...
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)
President Obama has set a deadline of a confirmation vote on nominee Sonia Sotamayor by the start of the Senate's five-week recess, slated to begin Aug. 7.
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
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Posted on May 26, 2009 at 11:03 AM ET | Comments (0)
President Obama has started to meet with Supreme Court candidates and has already sat down with Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
Posted on May 20, 2009 at 12:34 PM ET | Comments (5)
By Michael A. Fletcher Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) will visit the White House tomorrow,...
Posted on May 18, 2009 at 06:18 PM ET | Comments (5)
By Garance Franke-Ruta As the battle for influence over the selection of a nominee to...
Posted on May 18, 2009 at 01:28 PM ET | Comments (2)
Conservative groups launched a pre-emptive assault today on their three perceived front-runners for President Obama's Supreme Court nomination, attacking them as activists who are pushing a liberal agenda for the court.
Posted on May 18, 2009 at 01:22 PM ET | Comments (3)
President Obama told senators at a White House meeting today that he would review names of potential Supreme Court nominees over the weekend, leading participants to believe an announcement could come within days.
Posted on May 13, 2009 at 03:46 PM ET | Comments (10)
In recent years, Judge Sonia Sotomayor reported having virtually no assets.
Posted on May 7, 2009 at 11:15 AM ET | Comments (6)