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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal Over Voter ID Law

The justices let stand a July 2016 decision by a lower court that found that the 2011 Texas statute ran afoul of a federal law that bars racial discrimination in elections and directed a lower court to find a way to fix the law’s discriminatory effects against minorities.

January 23, 2017

Obama Starts Interviewing Candidates For Supreme Court Vacancy: NPR

All appointees by the president to the Supreme Court are subject to approval by the Senate.

March 8, 2016

Supreme Court Sides With Lesbian Over Parental Rights

Court took relatively unusual step of reversing the Alabama Supreme Court without hearing oral arguments. None of the eight justices dissented.

March 7, 2016

Late Night Roundup: When Mitt Romney Got In Bed With The Donald

Larry Wimore: “That’s right, you’re the one who opened your big mouth and got in the bed with the Devil — now he just wants you to keep that mouth open.”

March 4, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) meets with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, at the White House in Washington March 1, 2016. From L-R: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

No Breakthrough In Supreme Court Dispute Between Obama, Republicans

Republican leaders rebuffed President Obama during a face-to-face meeting that failed to budge them from their vow to block any nominee he offers.

March 1, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Drone Strikes — ‘Precise’ And ‘Imperfect’

Trevor Noah and former CIA Director Michael Hayden discussed the complex moral issues of fighting against terrorism through the use of drone strikes.

February 26, 2016

Republican Sandoval Withdraws As Possible Supreme Court Pick

Sandoval’s name surfaced as a possible nominee on Wednesday, but Senate Republicans quickly said they still would not hold hearings or vote on any Obama nominee.

February 25, 2016

Obama Weighs Republican Nevada Governor For Supreme Court

Brian Sandoval, a 52-year-old Mexican-American, is considered a moderate Republican, particularly on social issues.

February 24, 2016

Obama To Proceed With Court Nominee Despite Republican Defiance

“I hope they’ll move quickly to debate and then confirm this nominee so that the court can continue to serve the American people at full strength.”

February 24, 2016

Senate Republicans Move To Block Obama High Court Pick

Senate GOP declares they will not hold Supreme Court confirmation hearings, nor even meet with a nominee from President Obama.

February 23, 2016

Republican Kirk Breaks With U.S. Senate Leaders On High Court Seat

Kirk, who holds President Obama’s old Senate seat, is facing a tough re-election fight in Illinois.

February 22, 2016

Biden Says Obama Won’t Be Able To Pick The ‘Most Liberal Jurist’

Biden: “There are plenty of judges who are on high courts already who have had unanimous support of the Republicans.”

February 18, 2016

White House Rebuts Supreme Court Hypocrisy Charge Against Obama

Spokesman: Obama’s vote to block Alito “symbolic,” contrasted to “Republicans’ reflexive opposition” to Obama nominating new justice to replace Scalia.

February 17, 2016

Key Senator Undecided On Hearing For Obama High Court Pick

Grassley: “I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decisions.”

February 16, 2016
Steam rises from the stakes of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming, in this file photo taken March 14, 2014. A vote to block the Obama administration's ambitious climate regulation, known as the Clean Power Plan, was one of Antonin Scalia's last acts as a Supreme Court justice. His sudden death may have opened a new path to the rule's survival. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/Files

Scalia’s Death Boosts Legal Chances For Obama’s Climate Plan

A vote to block the Obama administration’s ambitious climate regulation was one of Antonin Scalia’s last acts as a Supreme Court justice.

February 16, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Colbert Salutes Scalia — Really

Stephen Colbert paid a personal tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as a guy with a fun sense of humor.

February 16, 2016

Obama Starts Work To Pick Supreme Court Justice Amid Political ‘Bluster’

White House: “This is not the first time that Republicans have come out with a lot of bluster, only to have reality ultimately sink in.”

February 15, 2016

Judge Who Could Replace Scalia Worked On Controversial Cases For Business

In private practice, prior to his appointment to the appeals court, Srinivasan successfully represented former Enron Corp CEO Jeff Skilling in a Supreme Court case.

February 14, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia, Conservative Icon, Dead At 79

Scalia’s death set up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the GOP-controlled Senate, just months before a presidential election.

February 13, 2016

5 Reasons Democrats Should Be Proud Of This Presidential Primary

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have fervent supporters who oppose the other, although the fanatics are a minority. Both candidates are historic in their own right. And both candidates represent the kind of energy necessary to grow the Obama coalition.

January 25, 2016
Obamacare has helped millions

U.S. Top Court Rejects New Challenge To Obamacare

Court turns away an appeal asserting that law violated U.S. Constitution’s requirement that tax legislation originate in the House of Representatives.

January 19, 2016

U.S. Top Court Takes Up Case On Obama Immigration Plan

The case is one of the most important the Supreme Court will decide during its current term.

January 19, 2016

Conservative U.S. Justices Prepared To Deliver Blow To Unions

A ruling allowing non-union workers to stop paying “agency fees” equivalent to union dues, could strip public sector unions of millions of dollars.

January 11, 2016

Get Government Out Of Marriage Altogether

What is it about this thing called marriage that justifies a grab bag of legal benefits?

July 28, 2015

Can Republicans Win By Losing At The Supreme Court?

With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to issue blockbuster rulings on same-sex marriage and health care, Republicans have a blueprint for victory: They need to lose.

June 8, 2015