Tag Archive for Supreme Court

Kagan is Confirmed to the Supreme Court

  Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate and will become the fourth woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. MSNBC is reporting that “The Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nominee Thursday. Kagan’s addition to the court marks the first time three female justices have served concurrently. Nearly all Democrats, the Senate’s two…

The Opposition Begins

…with a whimper.   The National Review’s Ed Whelan posted criticism of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan today. The money quote: Kagan … is such a product of New York City that she did not learn to drive until her late 20s. According to her friend John Q. Barrett, a law professor at St. John’s…

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan Nominated to Supreme Court

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading legal minds, Solicitor General Elena Kagan has forged a path-breaking career in the law and in government service, distinguishing herself throughout by her penetrating intellect, unwavering integrity, sound judgment and prodigious work ethic. Her family taught her the value not just of education, but of service, and instilled in her an understanding of how the law affects the lives of working Americans.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Animal Cruelty Law

The Supreme Court struck down a federal law banning depictions of animal cruelty on Tuesday. The 1999 Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act was too broad allowing for prosecution of even hunting magazines. The Humane Society intends to pass a more targeted law to stop the commercialization of animal cruelty.

Hillary Clinton for the Supreme Court

There’s a lot of name dropping over who will be President Obama’s next Supreme Court Justice.  I think the perfect candidate is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  She’s been an effective Secretary of State, was a more than adequate presidential candidate, a great Senator and is a lawyer.  She’s progressive with enough moderation to…

ABC Poll: 80% Oppose Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United Decision

Yesterday, ABC News Director of Polling Gary Langer wrote about their latest poll regarding the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizen’s United case. In short, the vast majority aren’t very happy. Memo to the Supreme Court: President Obama isn’t the only one who’s annoyed. Obama raised eyebrows at his State of the Union address last…

Obama: I’ll never stop fighting for your voice

In this week’s address, President Barack Obama vowed to continue fighting for the American people to ensure their voices are heard over the special interests and lobbyists in Washington, despite this week’s Supreme Court decision to further empower corporations to use their financial clout to directly influence elections.