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President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland for Supreme Court
Merrick Garland is a judicial moderate who currently serves as chief justice of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
How Antonin Scalia's Death Will Affect the Supreme Court
The unexpected death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend has wide-ranging implications and raises numerous complicated questions. So what happens now? We've asked Kate Shaw, an ABC News contributor and an assistant professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
Supreme Court Justices Reflect on Life, Legacy of Antonin Scalia
Current and retired Supreme Court Justices are reflecting on the life and legacy Justice Antonin Scalia in the wake of his death Saturday, including Justice Anthony Kennedy , who described Scalia's "wisdom, scholarship, and technical brilliance," and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who said she and
'This Week' Powerhouse Puzzler
How many Supreme Court Justices previously served as Supreme Court law clerks?
Obamacare and How to Read the Supreme Court Tea Leaves
The Supreme Court this morning weighed which states’ residents the Obama administration is legally entitled to provide insurance subsidies to under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The case came about when some Virginians who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on
Questions the Supreme Court Answered in the Hobby Lobby Decision (and Some It Didn't)
Supreme Court justices had to weigh three questions before reaching a 5-4 decision that allowed two for-profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs not to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. The companies,...
'Don't Go Off in a Corner and Cry,' Ruth Bader Ginsburg Urges Women
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had some good advice for young women today: “Don’t take no for an answer. If it didn’t work today, tomorrow is another day.” And in true Supreme Court fashion, she looked to historical precedent. “When things don’t work...
When Will Supreme Court's Aging Liberal Justices Retire?
When will Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer retire? It’s a question that has surfaced as the Supreme Court term has come to an end in recent years. READ: ABC News’ Supreme Court Coverage But anticipation about the future plans of...
First, Do No Harm
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ABC’s HELP VS. HARM INDEX: The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll tested whether people see any of a dozen institutions as more helpful to their best interests, more harmful or not much of an influence either way. The results, according...
Why One Former Supreme Court Justice Wants to Amend the Constitution
In his first appearance in front of Capitol Hill lawmakers in nearly 30 years, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens made a pitch today for a new amendment to the Constitution. “Neither the First Amendment nor any other provision of this Constitution shall be...