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Elena Kagan, the 112th Supreme Court Justice

August 6, 2010

The Senate voted last evening to confirm Elena Kagan 63-37 as John Paul Stevens’ replacement on the Supreme Court.  She will be sworn in tomorrow and will preside with the others on October 1. In the end, five Republicans voted for her and one Democrat voted against her (Ben Nelson, who’s on clean up duty [...]

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Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire

April 9, 2010

Justice John Paul Stevens has announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court when the current session ends this July.  Stevens was one of the court’s most liberal members, although he was appointed to the bench by Republican President Gerald Ford.  Stevens’ retirement will give a second Supreme Court pick to President Barack Obama.  [...]

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Busy Supreme Court News Day!

March 15, 2010

As it turns out, today was a busy news day regarding the ordinarily quiet SCOTUS.  Usually, without any major decisions coming down, we hardly hear anything from The Nine*.  Here are three recent stories: First, Butler University is cool with Chief Justice John Roberts attending his niece’s graduation this May, but think Roberts is simply [...]

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Gitmo Detainees Get Their Day in Court

June 12, 2008

And the Constitution gets its day on the toilet paper roll!  The Supreme Court was about as off-base and dangerous today as as they were in Dred Scott.  POWs held at Gitmo will, for the first time in our history, be allowed to have access to civilian US courts during wartime. These are five Supreme Court Justices [...]

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