Category Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

Solicitor General Elana Kagan’s SCOTUS Prospects

Bloomberg published an article discussing Solicitor General Elana Kagan’s prospects to be nominated by the President to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Supreme Court May Review FEC Disclosure Requirements

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) reports that the Supreme Court may have an opportunity to review whether the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) disclosure requirements applicable to certain political communications are constitutional.  One of the cases, Real Truth About Obama, … Continue reading

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Some Senate Democrats Do Not Want An Ivy League SCOTUS Nominee

The Washington Post reports that some Senate Democrats are urging the President to nominate someone who did not attend an Ivy League law school. Their inclination is, in part, a reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal … Continue reading

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Politico Profiles Bauer’s SCOTUS Role

Politico profiles White House Counsel, Bob Bauer, and his role assisting the President choose a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Dems Urge President To Ignore GOP For SCOTUS Nominee

Politico reports that Senate Democrats are urging the President to ignore Republican pleas to choose a moderate and mainstream nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and to focus on what’s best for the Democratic caucus.

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Citizens United Already An Issue In SCOTUS Confirmation Battle

The Hill reports that the Citizens United case has already emerged as an issue in the nomination battle to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.  Apparently, Republican and Democratic Senators exchanged arguments on the Senate floor today regarding … Continue reading

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Report: Democrats Will Make Conservative Supreme Court Justices An Issue During Confirmation Battle

Politico reports that Senate Democrats and the White House will make the conservative Supreme Court Justices an issue during the confirmation battle to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.  The Court’s Citizens United decision will be a significant issue in … Continue reading

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Ten Candidates May Be On President’s Shortlist To Replace Justice Stevens

The Washington Post reports that the White House has expanded the shortlist of potential nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.  The article states that the White House is considering up to ten candidates to fill the … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance May Play Significant Role In Supreme Court Confirmation Battle

Roll Call ($) reports that campaign finance issues may play a significant role in this summer’s confirmation battle to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Citizens United Cited As Possible Factor For Choosing Next Supreme Court Justice

Politico reports that White House Senior Adviser, David Axelrod, cited the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision as a possible factor for choosing the President’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.  The White House is vetting its short list … Continue reading

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Justice Stevens Replacement Expected To Be Confirmed By The August Recess

Roll Call ($) published an article this morning reporting that Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated that he expects Justice John Paul Stevens’ replacement to be nominated and confirmed by the August recess.  Justice Stevens announced his … Continue reading

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Coverage Of Justice Stevens Retirement

Now that Justice John Paul Stevens notified President Obama of his intent to retire this summer, attention turns to potential candidates to replace him and whether we will see a confirmation battle this year. Washington Post – Pending midterm elections … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens To Retire This Summer

The Washington Post has the details.  Justice Stevens sent a letter to President Obama this morning informing him of the decision.  Justice Stevens stated that he will retire this summer and hopes that his replacement will be nominated by the President … Continue reading

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Speculation Grows That Justice Stevens Will Soon Retire, Setting The Stage For A Confirmation Battle

Multiple articles published this morning discuss the possibility that U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will soon retire.  Apparently, U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan and two federal appellate court judges are among the White House’s top candidates to fill a … Continue reading

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