Why is it that the New York Times is suddenly up in arms about racial selection and exclusion in Southern Juries, but has no similar lofty concerns about the same inferences about the putative next Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan?
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday May 23, 2010 8:01 pm|
Ombudsman Andy Alexander of the Washington Post wondered this morning why women readers are abandoning the newspaper even faster than men.
|By: RH Reality Check Monday May 17, 2010 4:30 pm|
Because abortion is not openly being discussed right now in regard to Elena Kagan’s nomination, it’s tempting to assume it may never really become an issue. Don’t bet on it.
Written by Amanda Marcotte for RHRealityCheck.org – News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.
|By: emptywheel Monday May 17, 2010 3:15 pm|
It would not take much to see the argument affirmed today used to justify indefinite detention of Gitmo detainees. Heck, Obama’s probably already sent the draft legislation to Lindsey Graham for his approval…and Elena Kagan may eventually be a Justice who reviews indefinite detention.
|By: TBogg Saturday May 15, 2010 7:00 pm|
Pat Buchanan who has a soft spot in his heart for anything Master Racesque is very concerned that Elana Kagan will upset the delicate balance on the Supreme Court between Catholics and the people who killed their blond-haired blue-eyed-savior, and so he wants to know why Democrats don’t pick an Irish or Polish Catholic guy like Republicans always do.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday May 11, 2010 1:00 pm|
Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald joined Rachel Maddow at the top of her program Monday to discuss the broad unsuitability of Elena Kagan’s nomination to the US Supreme Court today.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday May 11, 2010 6:12 am|
Those of us who oppose the right-wing encroachment on a woman’s right to choose are told quadrennially that we simply must vote for the Democratic choice for President. This is the only way to ensure that the Supreme Court doesn’t continue to chip away at women’s reproductive rights. So why is Barack Obama choosing someone like Elena Kagan?
|By: watertiger Monday May 10, 2010 8:00 pm|
It’s official: Senator Jeff “Beauregard” Sessions can’t play poker for shit.
|By: Jim White Monday May 10, 2010 2:01 pm|
Although the occasional cipher has been thrust into the highest levels of the Washington political scene in the past (see, for example, Dan Quayle) it seems that the process of driving substance out of the picture has accelerated since John McCain’s inexplicable choice of Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Now that President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court has been revealed to be Elena Kagan, whose primary accomplishment to date has been to leave no record, instead of the clearly superior and substantial candidate Diane Wood, it seems that substance is in retreat in a way never seen before.
|By: emptywheel Monday May 10, 2010 11:40 am|
The White House is poised to name Don Verrilli, an associate White House counsel, as solicitor general after Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court.