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  • Groups raise ante on immigration reform

    President Obama's nomination of a Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court does not give him extra breathing space to put off a contentious fight on immigration, Hispanic groups and immigrant-rights advocates said Wednesday.


  • President Barack Obama joined his Supreme Court choice Sonia Sotomayor for the announcement of her nomination on Tuesday in the East Room of the White House.

    Sotomayor cleared prior Senate hurdles

    To those who followed Judge Sonia Sotomayor through her 1991 and 1997 appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she did not appear very controversial, nor even particularly a judicial activist.


  • Sotomayor reversed 60% by high court

    With Judge Sonia Sotomayor already facing questions over her 60 percent reversal rate, the Supreme Court could dump another problem into her lap next month if, as many legal analysts predict, the court overturns one of her rulings upholding a race-based employment decision.


  • THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Gardens invite visitors to slow down and enjoy beauty amid all the history, monuments and museums. Water-loving plants such as the ones above are the specialty at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Southeast. The National Arboretum and U.S. Botanic Garden are refreshing, too.THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Gardens invite visitors to slow down and enjoy beauty amid all the history, monuments and museums. Water-loving plants such as the ones above are the specialty at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Southeast. The National Arboretum and U.S. Botanic Garden are refreshing, too.BARBARA L. SALISBURY/THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Northwest Washington is open 24 hours daily. The names of more than 17,500 officers killed in the line of duty, dating back to 1792, are inscribed on the memorial's blue-gray marble walls.

    TOURIST GUIDE: 35 must-see stops for tourists

    Welcome to Washington, one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world. America's Federal City is the seat of government as well as a city of monuments and memorials.


  • Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said he's organizing his own kitchen cabinet to figure out how to approach President Obama's Supreme Court nominees and said he hopes to put forward some principles that both Republicans and Democrats can agree to "what we should look for in a nominee." (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)Sen. Jeff Sessions, new senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says that "the federal legal system is a tremendous thing to me. ... To be a part of being able to make that better is an honor for me." The senator also spoke with The Washington Times about the need for a higher-level judicial confirmation process. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Sessions offers fair fight on Supreme Court

    Republicans' new top man on the Senate Judiciary Committee said even without a new Supreme Court nominee having been named, Republicans will begin looking into the shortlist of names President Obama reportedly is considering and even could warn the White House confidentially if they think a nominee is unacceptable.


  • **FILE** Sen. Orrin Hatch (Associated Press)

    Hatch cites Obama assurance not to appoint 'radical' justice

    Sen. Orrin G. Hatch on Monday said President Obama promised him he would not nominate a radical liberal to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter.


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 President Obama confirms in a surprise visit to the White House press briefing room Friday that Justice David. H. Souter plans to retire from the Supreme Court this year. Conservative activists have vowed to oppose any nominee they see as liberal.

    Obama wants court pick to have 'empathy'

    President Obama said Friday he will look beyond traditional legal experience to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter — to someone who can relate to average Americans.


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    GOP's McCain-Feingold suit looks to Supreme Court

    Election lawyers say the Republican National Committee is probably banking on changes to the Supreme Court in its latest challenge to the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.


  • Inside Politics

    "In the guise of interpreting the California constitution, the state's Supreme Court on May 15 made certain that the issue of same-sex marriage will be a national one in the 2008 presidential race," writes in the Weekly Standard.


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