Stories tagged with U.S. Supreme Court

Merrick Garland nominated for Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 16, 2016 at 10:12am   |   0 Comments

President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, chief justice of federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Chief justice defends court’s ethical standards

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 1, 2012 at 8:56am   |   2 Comments

In his annual report Saturday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. defended his fellow Supreme Court justices’ continuing involvement in reviewing the health care bill.

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, starts lobby firm

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 5, 2011 at 12:30pm   |   1 Comments

So much for Virginia Thomas distancing herself from politics.

Abner Mikva’s many connections to the top

By A. James Memmott   |   October 6, 2010 at 11:02am   |   0 Comments

Adam Liptak refers to retired federal judge Abner J. Mikva as “the Zelig of the American legal scene.”

Jeff Skilling wins one with the Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 24, 2010 at 9:49am   |   0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court handed former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling a partial victory today in his effort to overturn a conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges.

Virginia Thomas, Supreme Court spouse and conservative activist

By A. James Memmott   |   March 21, 2010 at 12:08pm   |   1 Comments

Supreme Court spouses don’t have to keep silent on public issues, though they generally have.

Witnesses line up for Sotomayor hearing

By A. James Memmott   |   July 13, 2009 at 12:13pm   |   0 Comments

A baseball player will make a pitch for Sonia Sotomayor during the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that began today.

Jose Cabranes was an early mentor to Sonia Sotomayor

By A. James Memmott   |   June 23, 2009 at 6:38am   |   0 Comments

For Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, the turning point may have come when she had lunch with Jose A. Cabranes in 1976.

With Sotomayor, Catholics would dominate high court

By A. James Memmott   |   May 27, 2009 at 11:27am   |   1 Comments

Should Sonia Sotomayor be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, six of the nine members of the court will be Roman Catholic.

Opponents already decrying Sotomayor as justice choice

By A. James Memmott   |   May 26, 2009 at 10:15am   |   1 Comments

As soon as word leaked out Tuesday that Sonia Sotomayor would be President Barack Obama’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, opposition voices spoke out.

Sonia Sotomayor leads online poll for Supreme Court nomination

By A. James Memmott   |   May 4, 2009 at 10:37am   |   1 Comments

With Justice David H. Souter leaving, will Sonia Sotomayor finally make it to the U.S. Supreme Court?

Supreme Court justices lose freebie memberships

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 7, 2008 at 2:21pm   |   0 Comments

The perks of being a federal judge just got fewer.

The Federalist Society litmus test

By A. James Memmott   |   November 20, 2007 at 4:02pm   |   0 Comments

Membership in the Federalist Society, a group for conservative or libertarian law students and lawyers, has recently helped open doors to jobs in the federal government, especially the judiciary.

But given the Democratic Congress and other factors, Federalist Society membership, or even past Federalist Society membership, may not be the plus it was.

At least that’s what Rachel K. Paulose has alleged.

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