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“The Latest From Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Donald Trump: ‘He’s A Faker’


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“Sotomayor Issues Scathing Dissent in Fourth Amendment Case”


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“Trump Campaign: Female Judges Could Be Biased, Too”


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To defend real estate mogul Donald Trump‘s claim that a federal judge is biased against him because of his “Mexican heritage,” his campaign spokeswoman argued on Monday that it also would be acceptable to accuse a female judge of bias on the basis of gender.

“Well, it would depend on her past and decisions she made as a judge,” Trump’s national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said.

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“Supreme Court rejects challenge to ‘one person, one vote’ definition”


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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an opinion joined by the court's other liberals as well as Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, explicitly put aside the question of whether states could choose to use measures of registered voters when line-drawing and to what extent they could do so. | AP Photo
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in an opinion joined by the court’s other liberals as well as Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, explicitly put aside the question of whether states could choose to use measures of registered voters when line-drawing and to what extent they could do so. | AP Photo

“Hillary Clinton ripped into Senate GOP on SCOTUS nomination process during speech in Madison”


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President Barack Obama has chosen a nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and will announce his pick at 11 a.m. ET, he told supporters in an email Wednesday.
      “Today, I will announce the person whom I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court,” Obama wrote in the email, which did not name his nominee.
      He said the announcement would come in the White House Rose Garden.

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RECEIVED FROM THE WHITE HOUSE . . .


A Responsibility I Take Seriously
By President Barack Obama on Feb 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.  It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will fulfill in the weeks ahead.

It’s also one of the most important decisions that a President will make.  Rulings handed down by the Supreme Court directly affect our economy, our security, our rights, and our daily lives.
Needless to say, this isn’t something I take lightly.  It’s a decision to which I devote considerable time, deep reflection, careful deliberation, and serious consultation with legal experts, members of both political parties, and people across the political spectrum.  And with thanks to SCOTUSblog for allowing me to guest post today, I thought I’d share some spoiler-free insights into what I think about before appointing the person who will be our next Supreme Court Justice.
First and foremost, the person I appoint will be eminently qualified.  He or she will have an independent mind, rigorous intellect, impeccable credentials, and a record of excellence and integrity.  I’m looking for a mastery of the law, with an ability to hone in on the key issues before the Court, and provide clear answers to complex legal questions.
Second, the person I appoint will be someone who recognizes the limits of the judiciary’s role; who understands that a judge’s job is to interpret the law, not make the law.  I seek judges who approach decisions without any particular ideology or agenda, but rather a commitment to impartial justice, a respect for precedent, and a determination to faithfully apply the law to the facts at hand.
But I’m also mindful that there will be cases that reach the Supreme Court in which the law is not clear.  There will be cases in which a judge’s analysis necessarily will be shaped by his or her own perspective, ethics, and judgment.  That’s why the third quality I seek in a judge is a keen understanding that justice is not about abstract legal theory, nor some footnote in a dusty casebook.  It’s the kind of life experience earned outside the classroom and the courtroom; experience that suggests he or she views the law not only as an intellectual exercise, but also grasps the way it affects the daily reality of people’s lives in a big, complicated democracy, and in rapidly changing times.  That, I believe, is an essential element for arriving at just decisions and fair outcomes.
A sterling record.  A deep respect for the judiciary’s role.  An understanding of the way the world really works.  That’s what I’m considering as I fulfill my constitutional duty to appoint a judge to our highest court.  And as Senators prepare to fulfill their constitutional responsibility to consider the person I appoint, 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.

“Obama Hating Conservatives Demand That GOP Lose The Senate To Block SCOTUS Nominee”


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Conservatives are demanding that Mitch McConnell virtually hand control of the Senate to Democrats by doing everything possible to block President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Conservatives want to sacrifice the Senate to block Obama.
Conservatives are demanding that Mitch McConnell virtually hand control of the Senate to Democrats by doing everything possible to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Conservatives want to sacrifice the Senate to block Obama.