Stories tagged with Supreme Court

Religion: It’s not personal; it’s strictly business

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 1, 2014 at 9:53am   |   1 Comments

In the 1960 presidential campaign, concerns about John F. Kennedy’s Catholicism were driven by prejudice, fear and opposition strategists.

Paul Clement, lawyer for the right

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 26, 2014 at 7:54am   |   0 Comments

Paul D. Clement, conservatives’ favorite lawyer, reaffirmed his credentials Tuesday before the Supreme Court.

Obama and Roberts

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 29, 2012 at 8:28am   |   1 Comments

As Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at a conference earlier this month, “Those who know don’t talk. And those who talk don’t know.”

Spouse’s activism stirs concern about influence on Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 10, 2010 at 7:28am   |   0 Comments

Virginia Thomas’s political activities are raising questions about possible conflicts of interest for her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

New Yorkers may soon dominate Supreme Court

By A. James Memmott   |   May 12, 2010 at 7:59am   |   0 Comments

Take that, Trenton.

Obama nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 10, 2010 at 10:08am   |   2 Comments

Two records are expected to weigh in Kagan’s favor.

Kagan on short list for Supreme Court

By A. James Memmott   |   April 13, 2010 at 8:54am   |   0 Comments

A gap in Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s resume may help, not hurt, her chances for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Citizens United wins a big one with Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 22, 2010 at 7:45am   |   2 Comments

The Supreme Court handed a gift to big business Thursday.

Big bankers hire seasoned Supreme Court litigator

By A. James Memmott   |   January 19, 2010 at 8:19am   |   0 Comments

Carter G. Phillips has argued 66 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. It appears he could have at least one more.

Stevens’ clerk choice sparks speculation of retirement

By A. James Memmott   |   September 3, 2009 at 7:15am   |   0 Comments

Sonia Sotomayor is in. Could John Paul Stevens be on his way out?

Sandra Day O’Connor plays the bench

By A. James Memmott   |   August 12, 2009 at 8:11am   |   0 Comments

Sandra Day O’Connor may have retired from the U.S. Supreme Court, but she has not given up judging.

Kennedy is the swing vote on the Supreme Court

By A. James Memmott   |   July 2, 2009 at 9:01am   |   0 Comments

Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, 72, a Ronald Reagan appointee who has served since 1988, remains the key to the Supreme Court.

Reversal of firefighter decision likely to come up in Sotomayor hearings

By A. James Memmott   |   June 30, 2009 at 12:25pm   |   0 Comments

Sonia Sotomayor got reversed Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a decision she had backed as a federal judge.

Souter retires, but his former clerks keep climbing

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 30, 2009 at 9:44am   |   0 Comments

On his last day on the Supreme Court, Justice David Souter swore in Julius Genachowski as new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Klein-Seligman family holds prime position

By A. James Memmott   |   December 4, 2007 at 9:24am   |   0 Comments

Things are getting a little tight in Iowa, so it may not be the right time for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to roll out her presidential cabinet.

But should she ultimately get the nomination and then win the presidency, odds are that she might ask the New York City power couple of Joel I. Klein and Nicole K. Seligman to join her team.

And she could also keep things all in the family and sign on Stephanie Seligman, Nicole’s sister, to work at the White House or just about anywhere else.

Robert Levy finances D.C. gun suit

By A. James Memmott   |   November 26, 2007 at 7:22am   |   2 Comments

Robert A. Levy doesn’t own a gun, but he is at the heart of a Second Amendment case that the Supreme Court agreed to hear last week.

Levy, a millionaire and lawyer with lots of Washington connections, used his money to finance a challenge to the District of Columbia statute that prohibits the ownership of handguns.

The 31-year-old statute also places restricts on the possession of other firearms, including a requirement that the guns in homes be unloaded.

Anti-terrorism policies crafted by ex-court clerks

By A. James Memmott   |   October 4, 2007 at 12:45pm   |   0 Comments

While Supreme Court law clerks can now count on big signing bonuses after their year with the court, they can also count on good and powerful jobs in the government.

And as they rise to power in these jobs, they most likely find themselves working along side other former court law courts, fellow members of an elite club.

Connections count, and the Supreme Court connection counts a lot.

Supreme Court clerks reap big signing bonuses

By A. James Memmott   |   October 4, 2007 at 12:30pm   |   0 Comments

As baseball managers know, life isn’t always fair.

You put the team together, you make the key decisions, and the people who work for you make the big bucks.
The analogy isn’t exact, but something like that is happening at the U.S. Supreme Court, which opened its 2007-08 term on Monday.

The nine justices make the decisions. And for this they get paid fairly well, $212,000 for Chief Justice John Roberts, $203,000 for the eight associate justices.

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