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The SwampThe confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Elena Kagan are now under way, following the opening statement of Judiciary Committee chair Pat Leahy. We'll be feeding live updates on the hearings as they carry on, beginning with opening...
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The Swampby David G. Savage at 10:55 am, updated again at 4:15 pm The Supreme Court today overturned a century-old restriction on corporations using their money to sway federal elections and ruled that companies have a free-speech right to spend as......
Opinion L.A.In assembling their 60-vote super-majority needed to proceed with healthcare reform, Democrats in the Senate had to secure the presence (such as it was) of Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.V.), who was wheeled into the chamber to cast his vote. Byrd is 92. “...
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 2 pm EDT The White House is "focusing'' on three potential nominees to succeed the long-serving Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who is close to a decision about retirement, Bloomberg News reports, citing......
Chicago Breaking NewsIn the 1940s, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Wiley Blount Rutledge asked the professors at Northwestern University Law School if they had a student who might be a good candidate to work for him as a clerk. In fact, they had two, but they couldn't decide who...
The Swamp(updated again at 3 pm EDT) by James Oliphant and Christi Parsons Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican-appointed justice who emerged as a leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing over his 34-year tenure, announced his retirement today. Stevens sent.....
The Daily MirrorDec. 19, 1975: President Gerald Ford chats with Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger, center, after John Paul Stevens, right, was sworn in as the court’s newest member. Dec. 20, 1975: The Times’ Linda Mathews covers Senate confirmation hearings on...
Top of the TicketRevealing video from C-SPAN again provides insights on how our system of government works from the inside....
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 4:15 pm EDT The talk today is of a new Supreme Court opening. Nothing like a few loose words in Washington to stir the talk. "I even heard the name, Hillary Clinton today,'' Sen.......
Top of the TicketFormer GOP Speaker details plans to defeat Obama -- and a 2012 presidential candidacy?...
The Swampby Michael Muskal President Obama will meet with senators from both parties on April 21 to discuss the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, the White House announced today. Scheduled to appear are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada,......
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The Religion WorldWASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will lose a friend of church-state separation when Associate Justice John Paul Stevens leaves the bench at the end of this term, according to the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. But, the Baptist...
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