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  • Empathy, elections and justices

    Empathy, elections and justices
    Today's topic: How much of a mandate does President Obama have to structure the Supreme Court bench as he prefers? Elections matter, but don't expect the court to change much under Obama Point: Erwin Chemerinsky Presidential elections matter...
  • Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire
    Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, but his departure is unlikely to change its conservative-liberal split. President Barack Obama's first pick for the high court is likely to be a liberal-leaning...
  • Justice Sotomayor welcomed as newest member of Supreme Court

    Justice Sotomayor welcomed as newest member of Supreme Court
    President Barack Obama, honoring the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court today, hailed the seating of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as "another step toward that more perfect union that we all seek.'' And Sotomayor, the first Hispanic member of...
  • Crazy 'death panel' claims? Thank Roe vs. Wade

    Crazy 'death panel' claims? Thank Roe vs. Wade
    As reported in several articles in The Times, including the Aug. 21 story, " Obama tries to 'cut through the noise' on healthcare," the president has been forced to address claims from those who oppose his healthcare reform proposal on the grounds that it...
  • A warning label warning

    It's hard to imagine a more sympathetic victim than Diana Levine, a guitarist who lost her arm to gangrene after she was negligently injected with Phenergan, an anti-nausea drug. Last week, the Supreme Court by a 6-3 vote upheld a Vermont jury's...
  • A Supreme Court defense of spam

    A Supreme Court defense of spam
    Visitors to the home page of the U.S. Supreme Court will look in vain for instructions on how to e-mail the court. That's fortunate for the justices, who otherwise might find their in-boxes jammed with angry reactions to their refusal last week to...
  • New York City Native To Be Nominated For Supreme Court Today

    New York City Native To Be Nominated For Supreme Court Today
    President Barack Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, a person familiar with the president's thinking said Sunday night. The move positions the court to have three female justices for the first time in history. The...
  • Elena Kagan: A (Very) Native New Yorker

    Elena Kagan: A (Very) Native New Yorker
    The newest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court is just about as native a New Yorker as it gets. Elena Kagan is a self-professed die-hard New York Mets fan from the Upper West Side, and graduated from Hunter College High School, where her late mother taught...
  • In Theory: Should a justice's religion be a supreme factor?

    Elena Kagan's successful confirmation to the Supreme Court "would result in six Roman Catholic and three Jewish justices. Many argue that because Protestantism remains America's largest religious affiliation, the top court should have at least one...
  • Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Protection To State, Local Levels

    Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Protection To State, Local Levels
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and states must abide by the 2nd Amendment, strengthening the rights of gun owners and opening a new chapter in the national debate over gun control. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the right to have a...
  • 10 things you might not know about the U.S. Supreme Court

    10 things you might not know about the U.S. Supreme Court
    Chicago native John Paul Stevens is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, and at least four people with Chicago ties are in the running. There are Diane Wood and Ann C. Williams, who are federal appeals judges here, plus Merrick Garland, a Washington-...