Breyer mum as some liberals urge him to quit Supreme Court
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – Forgive progressives who aren't looking forward to the sequel of their personal “Nightmare on First Street," a Supreme Court succession story. Other liberal voices have said Breyer should retire when the court finishes its work for the term, usually by early summer. Among the names being circulated are California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs. Breyer's departure wouldn't do anything to change the conservatives' 6-3 edge on the Supreme Court.
Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general
President-elect Joe Biden is set to name Garland as Attorney General. Biden is expected to announce Garland’s appointment on Thursday, along with other senior leaders of the department, including former homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco as deputy attorney general and former Justice Department civil rights chief Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, the No. Garland was selected over other finalists including former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. At the time of the bombing, Garland was 42 and principal associate deputy attorney general, a top lieutenant to Attorney General Janet Reno. Eric Holder, President Barack Obama’s first attorney general, had also previously been a Superior Court judge in the District of Columbia.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s flag-draped casket arrives at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon. “This was Justice Ginsburg’s life’s work. Since Ginsburg’s death Friday evening, people have been leaving flowers, notes, placards and all manner of Ginsburg paraphernalia outside the court in tribute. On Friday, Ginsburg will lie in state at the Capitol, the first woman to do so and only the second Supreme Court justice after William Howard Taft. Ginsburg’s death has added another layer of tumult to an already chaotic election year.
Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG
The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington at 87, the court said. Late in her court tenure, she became a social media icon, the Notorious RBG, a name coined by a law student who admired Ginsburg’s dissent in a case cutting back on a key civil rights law. Her mother, Celia Bader, died of cancer the night before Ginsburg, then 17, was to graduate from high school.
Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks
Trump released two lists with a total of 21 names of potential Supreme Court nominees during his previous presidential campaign and added another five names in 2017 after becoming president. Trumps two nominees to the court, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, were both drawn from the list. Biden, too, has said hes working on a list of potential nominees, but the campaign has given no indication that it will release names before the election. While all presidents tend to look for the same characteristics in potential Supreme Court picks, including stellar legal credentials, nearly half of those named by Trump Wednesday are non-judges. Of the 11 judges on the list, 10 were nominated by Trump to their current posts.
Trump readying potential Supreme Court nominee list
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is preparing to again release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, one that voters can compare to rival Joe Biden's promise to nominate a Black woman to the high court if given the chance. Im optimistic that youll see those SCOTUS picks in coming days, Meadows said, using an acronym for Supreme Court of the United States. Trump released two lists of potential Supreme Court nominees during his previous presidential campaign, one with 11 names in May 2016 and another with 10 names that September. Regardless of party, presidents tend to look for the same characteristics in potential Supreme Court picks. More recently, nominees have also previously clerked for a Supreme Court justice, an early mark of legal smarts.
Trump readying potential Supreme Court nominee list
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is preparing to again release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, one that voters can compare to rival Joe Biden's promise to nominate a Black woman to the high court if given the chance. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters at the White House on Tuesday that Trumps list will be released soon. Trump released two lists of potential Supreme Court nominees during his previous presidential campaign, one with 11 names in May 2016 and another with 10 names that September. Regardless of party, presidents tend to look for the same characteristics in potential Supreme Court picks. More recently, nominees have also previously clerked for a Supreme Court justice, an early mark of legal smarts.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to be laid to rest in Tuesday funeral
EMBED >More News Videos Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at age 99. WASHINGTON -- Retired Justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery during a private funeral planned for Tuesday.The 99-year-old former Supreme Court justice died last week in Florida. He served on the high court for nearly 35 years, retiring in 2010. The area of the cemetery where he is being buried is also the final resting place of other former justices.On Monday, five current justices and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy were present as Stevens' casket arrived at the Supreme Court. After a brief private ceremony, members of the public were allowed to file by and pay their respects.abc13.com
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' colleagues pay respects in ceremony
EMBED >More News Videos Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at age 99. CHICAGO -- The Supreme Court says six former colleagues of the late John Paul Stevens are joining in a ceremony at the court honoring the long-serving justice, who died last week in Florida at age 99.Justice Elena Kagan is expected to speak in the court's Great Hall, where Stevens' body will lie in repose. Kagan replaced Stevens when he retired in 2010.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor also will be on hand, joined by retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the other justices are unable to attend because of prior commitments.The public can pay respects to Stevens until 8 p.m. EDT Monday. Stevens will be buried in a private ceremony Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.Stevens served more than twice the average tenure for a justice, and was only the second to mark his 90th birthday on the high court.abc13.com
Trump, justices pay respects to late U.S. jurist Stevens
Five of the nine current justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, attended a brief ceremony. Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, visited after the ceremony, pausing silently in front of the casket for a few moments. Before walking to the casket, Trump shook hands with Roberts, who the Republican president has criticized in the past. During the ceremony, liberal Justice Elena Kagan, who replaced Stevens on the court, delivered brief remarks. Stevens male relatives wore bow ties, echoing the late justices signature sartorial preference.feeds.reuters.com
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens lying in repose in Washington -- live stream
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is lying in repose at the Supreme Court on Monday as Washington honors a leading liberal voice on the high court. The retired justice who was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 died Tuesday. Former law clerks to the justice will serve as honorary pallbearers as his casket arrives at the Supreme Court for viewing by the public. A private funeral and final burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery. Stevens served on the Supreme Court until he retired at the age of 90 in 2010.cbsnews.com
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at 99
CHICAGO -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at age 99.A statement from the U.S. Supreme Court said Stevens died in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from complications following a stroke he suffered Monday. "On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice John Paul Stevens has passed away. A son of the Midwest heartland and a veteran of World War II, Justice Stevens devoted his long life to public service, including 35 years on the Supreme Court. "Justice John Paul Stevens was a brilliant mind who made an indelible mark on the Supreme Court and our country. "Former President Barack Obama said in a statment, "I couldn't have known Justice John Paul Stevens for all of his 99 years, but I'm lucky enough to have known him for some of them.abc13.com
Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy
He retired in 2010, allowing Democratic President Barack Obama to pick his replacement, liberal Justice Elena Kagan. Chief Justice John Roberts poses for a 2006 class photo inside the Supreme Court in Washington March 3, 2006. It is the nations confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law, Stevens wrote in dissent. Slideshow (7 Images)He came to prominence as a member of a commission that forced the resignation of two Illinois Supreme Court justices. Stevens tenure on the Supreme Court began on Dec. 19, 1975, after his nomination was quickly and unanimously approved by the Senate.feeds.reuters.com
Newsletter: The R-Word
The House voted to condemn President Trumps tweets directed at four congresswomen, but the divisiveness hasnt stopped there. Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times. (Los Angeles Times)AdvertisementCALIFORNIA-- An indictment links seven Los Angeles-area murders to the Fulton clique of the MS-13 gang in the last two years. Investigators say the gang, which was formed decades ago in Los Angeles, has recently escalated its violent tactics to increase its power. -- Los Angeles is trying to lead the world in fighting climate change, but much of its electricity comes from a coal-fired plant in Utah.latimes.com
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at age 99
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99. Chief Justice John Roberts poses for a 2006 class photo inside the Supreme Court in Washington March 3, 2006. His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation, Chief Justice John Roberts said in the statement. He graduated from Northwestern Universitys law school and worked at the Supreme Court as a law clerk to Justice Wiley Rutledge in 1947-48. He came to prominence as a member of a commission that forced the resignation of two Illinois Supreme Court justicesStevens tenure on the Supreme Court began on Dec. 19, 1975, after his nomination was quickly and unanimously approved by the Senate.feeds.reuters.com
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99 after suffering stroke Monday
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens testifies before the Senate Committee on Campaign Finance on Capitol Hill April 30, 2014, in Washington, DC. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for the freedom and dignity of individuals, be they students or immigrants or prisoners. At first considered a centrist, Stevens came to be seen as a lion of liberalism. He voiced only one regret about his Supreme Court career: that he had supported reinstating the death penalty in 1976. Stevens' first wife, Elizabeth, second wife, Maryan, and two children died before him.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies
Chief Justice John Roberts poses for a 2006 class photo inside the Supreme Court in Washington March 3, 2006. REUTERS/Larry DowningWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99, the court said in a statement. His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation, Chief Justice John Roberts said in the statement. At the ideological center of the court, Stevens, one of its sharpest thinkers and best writers, often authored separate concurring or dissenting opinions that reflected his hard-to-label judicial philosophy. But as the court moved to the right in the early 1990s under Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Stevens became the leader of the liberal faction that included three other justices.feeds.reuters.com
John Paul Stevens, retired Supreme Court Justice, has died at 99
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 as a moderate but later became a leading liberal voice, has died, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The cause of death was complications from a stroke he suffered on Monday, the Supreme Court said. Stevens served on the Supreme Court until he retired at the age of 90 in 2010. In nearly 35 years on the Supreme Court, Stevens became increasingly liberal. Stevens served as a United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1970 to 1975, when he was nominated by Ford to the Supreme Court.cbsnews.com
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: The "60 Minutes" Interview
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. In 2010, the year he retired from the Court, he spoke with "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley. Justice Stevens took Pelley on a tour of the highest Court, including the justices' robing room, where network television had never before been. In January 2010, the Court overturned one hundred years of law that limited corporate money in politics. In his dissenting opinion, Justice Stevens offered a warning to the Court.cbsnews.com