Scalia’s Death Offers Best Chance in a Generation to Reshape Supreme Court

There is a reason Republican senators are so adamant in their refusal to let President Obama appoint a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering figure in conservative jurisprudence. An Obama appointment would be the most consequential ideological shift on the court since 1991, creating a liberal majority that would almost certainly reshape American law and American life. “At-risk precedents […]

Continue reading »

Obama’s Options for a Supreme Court Nominee, and the Potential Fallout

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia immediately prompted lofty-sounding pronouncements from leaders of both parties. But behind the public statements, the two parties are engaged in raw political calculations about how to best leverage the vacancy, underscoring the country’s deep polarization and the reality of how elections are waged nowadays. Most strategists in both parties view the appointment process as […]

Continue reading »

After Antonin Scalia’s Death, Fierce Battle Lines Emerge

Washington was preparing for an epic political battle on Sunday after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia as Senate Republicans dug in on their pledge to refuse to act on any Supreme Court nomination by President Obama and the White House pushed forward on identifying possible nominees within weeks. Two senators seeking the Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz of Texas […]

Continue reading »

Chris Christie Criticizes Supreme Court’s Chief Justice

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “incredibly disappointed” with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts after his opinion last week on Affordable Care Act subsidies, suggesting the jurist acted inconsistently with his opinion the following day when he opposed legalizing same-sex marriages. Meeting New Hampshire voters at his first town hall since declaring his presidential campaign early Tuesday, […]

Continue reading »

Obama to Defend Healthcare Law in Speech Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling

But will note “outcomes that are harder to calculate” President Obama will use emotion to appeal to Catholic healthcare professionals in a speech about the future of American health care on Tuesday, as the future of his signature health law hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court. In a speech before the Catholic Health Association’s annual assembly on Tuesday, […]

Continue reading »

The Robert Menendez Corruption Charges Undermine the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said super PACs aren’t prone to corruption. Prosecutors are alleging otherwise in a case against Sen. Robert Menendez. Correction appended, April 2 In his 2010 State of the Union, President Obama famously criticized the Supreme Court’s logic on a campaign finance decision even as several justices sat in the audience. Now, prosecutors at the U.S. Justice Department […]

Continue reading »
1 2 3 4 5 7