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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNewt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives who has become a leading conservative critic, today backed away from his comments that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a racist but continued to question whether her philosophy...
Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on hot seat about sending 9/11 trials to NYC: 'We need not cower in the face of this enemy'Top of the TicketIt was a hearing in which both sides gave as good as they got. The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Alabama's Jeff Sessions, criticized Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. for deciding to hold the trials of alleged......
So, who is this Roadside Strangler? Or, as U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny might be asking, how did he hijack my confirmation hearing? When Chatigny, nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, faced his Republican...
Tags: Punishment, Entertainment, Killingly, Connecticut, Barack Obama
Staff reporterThe Senate is at odds over whether judge Sonia Sotomayor is fit for the Supreme Court. And now, Senator Patty Murray joining the debate. Sen. Murray said she takes a special, personal interest in Supreme Court nominations. In a speech she gave on the...
The Swampby Michael Muskal Atty. Gen. Eric Holder today defended the Obama administration's decision to try professed terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in federal court and denied the move would give Mohammed a propaganda forum. "At the end of the day,.....
The Swampby James Oliphant When Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, the White House pledged a thorough and extensive search for his replacement. Officials said the president would seek someone who could understand the law's...
Tags: Judges, Elena Kagan, Corruption, Government, Local Government
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley The blood, er, oil is already flying this morning in Senate hearings into the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill - and the oil company executives haven't even testified yet. Democrats and Republicans alike on the Senate......
Tags: Emergency Incidents, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Alaska, Corruption
Top of the TicketThe political fight over Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court is going virtual. One day after President Obama nominated Kagan, Vice President Biden said she was "the right age," hinting at one of the factors that led......
The Swamp(Getty/Tim Sloan) by James Oliphant and Lisa Mascaro Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice as the nation's next Supreme Court justice, has never been a judge and until recently had never argued a case in court. Ever since her nomination......
Tags: Judges, Trials, Elena Kagan, Arizona, George W. Bush
Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now it's in the hands of the full Senate. The committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice....
GreenspaceThe blood, er, oil flew this morning even before oil executives at the Senate hearings into the ongoing Gulf of Mexico spill began to testify. Democrats and Republicans alike on the Senate energy committee were criticizing industry officials and...
Senate confirmation hearings began Monday for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor but it could be a bumpy road ahead. Republicans have indicated they will press the 55-year-old Bronx native and veteran jurist to explain rulings from her past...
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