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Harvard University Police Investigating Hate Crime at Law School
The Harvard University Police Department is conducting a hate crime investigation after portraits of black law school professors were defaced with black tape on Wednesday night, the department said. Students shared photos of the defacement -- which comes as several schools have faced recent racial
Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearing Sets Stage for Political Showdown
8 Things You Need to Know About Kagan on the Issues as Senate Hearings Begin Today
Elena Kagan: 8 Things You Need to Know About Her
Mountain of Memos Reveals Clues to Supreme Court Nominee's Views on Hot Button Issues
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
Ivy League Bragging Rights: Elena Kagan's Nomination Means One-Third of Supreme Court Could Hail from Princeton University
If President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, is confirmed, for the first time in history there will be three women on the nation's highest court.
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 ...