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Latest Supreme Court Items
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is being rammed through Senate confirmation before important questions about her background have been answered. Opponents should use every parliamentary tool available to delay a final confirmation vote until after the August recess. One available tool is the old-fashioned, one-man filibuster that lasts as long as the filibustering senator can keep his feet.
Showing her pro-Obama colors in the federal government's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new immigration law, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton temporarily enjoined implementation of various parts of the law ("Should Arizona secede?" Friday, Commentary).
National recognition for same-sex marriage took a giant step forward Wednesday when, in a decision that some are comparing to Roe v. Wade, a federal judge overturned Proposition 8, California's voter-approved constitutional amendment on traditional marriage.
Elena Kagan marched toward certain Senate confirmation Wednesday, winning enough declared supporters to become the fourth female justice ever to serve on the Supreme Court over increasingly grave Republican objections.
Supporters and opponents of Elena Kagan painted vastly different portraits of the Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, as they got their final say on the Senate floor before a near-certain vote to confirm her later this week.
The full Senate opened debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by rehashing old squabbles over her qualifications, none of which are expected to keep her from becoming the fourth woman in history to serve on the nation's highest court.
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.
California's high court on Monday upheld the state's 14-year-old law barring preferential treatment of women and minorities in public school admissions, government hiring and contracting.
A federal appeals court in California ruled that Chipotle Mexican Grill's "distinct interior design" is illegal because the counters where the staff prepared tacos and burritos were too high and blocked the view for people in wheelchairs.