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The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared unwilling to undercut the government's ability to conduct background security checks of its employees and contractors.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan took her seat on the bench Monday, the first time three women sat on the nation's highest court — a historic moment that solidified a core of justices who are likely to serve for years, if not decades, to come.
Can the Republican establishment and Sarah Palin find happiness in New Hampshire?
In light of federal Judge Vaughn R. Walker's ruling on Aug. 4 striking down California's marriage law, let's imagine a worst-case scenario.
At least once a term for 13 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled, some lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court would mistake her for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, or vice versa.
How can one explain South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham? We cheered him on when he stood on the floor of the House to argue why President Clinton should be impeached. We have applauded his efforts in the Senate to control illegal immigration; we considered him to be one of us. But then something happened.
It was indeed sad to see that the debate in the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan deteriorated into a mere guessing game as to the final tally of votes rather than a debate on the nominee's merits or demerits ("Kagan's confirmation tally becomes Hill guessing game," Politics, Tuesday).
With Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation all but assured later this week, the only guessing game left is the margin of her pending victory.
The more it looks like the Senate will confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, the more gun owners should worry. Yesterday, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine became the fourth Republican to stand behind President Obama's nominee on the phony basis that Ms. Kagan supports gun rights.