Supreme Court Nominations

558 ABA Journal Supreme Court Nominations articles.

Switch from Nancy Drew to Perry Mason Laid Path for Sotomayor

A diagnosis of diabetes for a young Sonia Sotomayor changed the direction of her life.

As a girl, Sotomayor loved Nancy Drew mysteries and wanted to be a police detective,…

Justice Breyer Makes Chicago Acting Debut as Ghost in Hamlet

Justice Stephen G. Breyer makes his acting debut this weekend as the ghost in Hamlet.

A Shakespeare and the Law conference is the backdrop for the justice’s acting debut and…

Who Will Replace Souter? Today’s News

Associated Press: “Possible Supreme Court Pick Dominates Hearing”

Associated Press: “Questions, answers on picking high court nominee”

FOX News (poll): “Pick…

Blogger Reads Obama Signals, Decides Kagan Will Get High Court Nod

Did a newspaper story earlier this week send a signal that President Obama may not name a Hispanic to the U.S. Supreme Court when he makes his first appointment?

A…

Leaked High Court Shortlist Has Six or Eight Names, or Maybe More

Reports of a new administration shortlist of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees differ on the number of names it holds.

The Associated Press says there are six…

Who Will Replace Souter? Today’s News: Obama Narrows Choices, Wants Empathy

CNN: “Sources: High court selection process down to finalists”

Associated Press: “Possible SupCo Nominee in the Spotlight at Hearing”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Chief…

High Court Speculation Doesn’t Derail Ga. Chief Justice’s Schiff Hardin Plans

Speculation about a possible U.S. Supreme Court nomination hasn’t stopped Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears from announcing plans to join Schiff Hardin…

Who Will Replace Souter? Today’s News

Associated Press: “Obama to talk court nomination with Senate leaders”

Boston Globe: “In replacing Souter, Obama should look beyond courthouse”

Fortune: “What…

Justice Scalia Tells Law Student Why She Probably Won’t Be His Law Clerk

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was his usual blunt self last month when he responded to a law student’s question on how to become “outrageously successful” despite a lack…

Betting Website Lists Sotomayor as Favorite for Supreme Court Seat

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is the front-runner for the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a gambling website.

The Irish website Paddy Power lists odds for Sotomayor at 13-8…

Replacing Souter? Today’s News: Conservatives Rev Up, Yet Pick Isn’t Near

Washington Post: “Lopsided Fight Over High Court Shapes Up”

Associated Press: “White House: No Supreme Court nominee next week”

Bloomberg: “Obama Top…

Few Zinger Quotes from Souter Reflect His Cautious Approach

Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter had few zinger quotes in his legal opinions, a reflection of his incremental approach to decision-making.

Fred Shapiro, the editor of The…

Who Will Replace Souter? Today’s News: Appoint a Woman; Souter’s Farewell

Associated Press: “Conservative Sessions Leads Court Nomination Fight”

Caucus (New York Times): “For Justice Pick, Sessions Less Likely to Use Filibuster”

ABAJournal.com: “2005…

2005 Sotomayor Speech May Raise Conservative Eyebrows

New concerns are being aired about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, considered one of the front-runners for the U.S. Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice David H. Souter, and Exhibit A…

Some Potential High Court Nominees Have Extensive Stock Holdings

Some potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court own stocks at the center of legal disputes.

The Associated Press looked into the stock holdings of frequently mentioned…

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