Since Stevens is no longer in office he has no direct power over federal policy, but his opinions still carry significant intellectual weight among federal politicians, scholars and people in the media.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 24, 2014 1:35 pm|
|By: fatster Monday June 4, 2012 6:20 am|
Fatster’s news roundup from the June 3, 2012, including weekend stories about, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Mark Kirk, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, state budgets, Paul Krugman, Federal Reserve, corporate profits, Politifact, John Paul Stevens, Hillary Clinton, MERS, George Zimmerman, and much more.
|By: David Dayen Monday April 19, 2010 2:20 pm|
The theocratic right is busily defining Diane Wood as a radical extremist hell-bent on aborting every child in America, because they actually have rulings where she has ruled in abortion cases.
|By: bmaz Monday April 19, 2010 8:45 am|
Glenn Greenwald has been attacked for making the case against Elena Kagan as a nominee for the Supreme Court on policy and ideology grounds. But neither Greenwald nor the Kagan supporters have addressed the fact Kagan would be effectively the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have had no experience whatsoever in court as either an attorney or judge, a critical deficiency in her already thin background.
|By: David Dayen Friday April 9, 2010 12:03 pm|
One positive feature (OK, this isn’t so positive) of a Supreme Court fight is that the formidable Supreme Court commentator cottage industry gets to ramp up again. Conservative groups raise a mint off a Court fight; most of it goes to enrich movement conservatives and little else. So now we get to see folks like [...]
|By: David Dayen Friday April 9, 2010 7:50 am|
It’s retirement Friday, it seems. The AP has a report (no link yet) that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is retiring. This has been rumored for a while. More when I have it. UPDATE: There’s a link now. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court’s oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, [...]
|By: David Dayen Monday April 5, 2010 8:45 am|
John Paul Stevens didn’t really break any news when he revealed this weekend that he would retire sometime within Barack Obama’s term. Thoughts of retirement and being 89 years old go together, and anyway Stevens hasn’t hired enough law clerks for the next court session. What is new is the speculation on replacements for Stevens, which has settled on the Solicitor General and two federal appeals court judges.