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Supreme Court Runners-Up: Obama 'Short Listers' Await Possible Third Nomination
When President Obama introduced Elena Kagan to the country on Monday, Judge Merrick Garland was hearing a routine case in downtown Washington. A few hours earlier a feverish press corps had been camped out at his house wondering if he was to be the president's pick for the 112th justice on the
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Sessions: President Obama Wants Judges to 'Promote Agenda'
Scope of Government Key in Supreme Court Hearings, Judiciary Committee's Top Republican Says
President Obama Starts Discussions With Potential Supreme Court Picks
President Obama has started discussions with potential Supreme Court nominees and today met with top senators -- both Democrats and Republicans -- to talk about the vacancy left by Justice John Paul Stevens' retirement. Besides speaking to several potential nominees, President Obama is reviewing
President Obama to Announce His Supreme Court Nominee Monday
Obama's Second Pick for the Court Will Replace Retiring Justice John Paul Stevens
President Obama’s Short List, Take 2
A White House aide confirms that Ann Claire Williams – a US Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit – is on President Obama’s proverbial short list of possible Supreme Court nominees, as first reported...
More Women the Supreme Court: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling?
As potential Supreme Court nominee Pam Karlan took to the lectern to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court recently, she was tapped on the shoulder by another potential Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, the first female solicitor general in U.S. history. They spoke in whispered tones in the
Soft Sales: Dems Move On, But Health Care Lurks
Health care is still a hot-button issue -- as the crowd in New Orleans over the weekend for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference made clear. It may be a financial boon to all sides -- inspiring both party bases to open up wallets. But for now, President Obama is focusing elsewhere, by ...
Jake Tapper on the Showdown With Iran
China joined the U.S. to discuss economic sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
Obama's Supreme Court Short List Includes Six Women
Fewer than 10 possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees -- six of them women -- are on President Obama's short list to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court , according to ABC News sources. Stevens announced his retirement Friday, and the White House has said it plans to
The Supreme Court Short List
Knowledgeble sources tell ABC News that the fewer then 10 possible US Supreme Court nominees on President Obama's short list include the following: