Supreme Court Fight: Conservatives Baiting Obama to Pick Merrick Garland

By: 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 [...]


Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Retiring

By: 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, [...]

Field To Replace Justice John Paul Stevens Narrows

By: 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.

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