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The Long and Short Of President Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee Lists

The last time President Obama choose a nominee for the Supreme Court, his staff read the opinions and legal writings of more than 40 people. Nine candidates were contacted by the staff for further vetting. The president met with four candidates–Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Janet Napolitano and Diane Wood. He chose Sotomayor.

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How Replacing Justice John Paul Stevens Could Get Interesting

In perhaps the most telegraphed move in recent history, Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement today. So begins the next great Supreme Court nomination fight, which is sure to bring all the usual bells and whistles: Cable News shout fests over the fate of the constitution, direct mail pieces from pro-life and pro-choice …

Obama and SCOTUS

Barack Obama had some interesting thoughts on two of the Supreme Court decisions this week that would seem to indicate he’s trending to the middle. First, the court decided that child rape was not a Capital Crime. Obama told reporters yesterday that his decision to oppose the ruling was an emotional one as he has two daughters around …