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Another Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer?

Supreme Court Building

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is hinting at a new Supreme Court vacancy this summer.

From Bork, To Kennedy, To Obergefell

Robert Bork Hearings

He definitely wouldn’t appreciate it, but in some sense you can thank Robert Bork for the Supreme Court’s opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.

The Sixth Circuit Just Made Nationwide Same-Sex Marriage Even More Likely, And Closer To Reality

Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court

An unsurprising ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that only seems to bring closer the day when same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide.

Veterans on the Supreme Court

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RedState‘s Erick Erickson notes that, not only would Elena Kagan replace the Supreme Court’s last Protestant but also “the last of the military veterans on the United States Supreme Court.” Indeed, according to his Wikipedia entry, John Paul Stevens “began work on his master’s degree in English at the university in 1941, but soon decided […]

Can Justice Kennedy be Manipulated?

Anthony Kennedy

Scott Lemieux notes something that I also noticed in the reporting on the Kagan nomination:  the idea that part of the reason that Obama nominated her was that she might be able to influence Justice Anthony Kennedy. Scott notes, for example, TNR’s Jeffrey Rosen:  “Obama has signaled that he wants a justice who can win […]