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.
Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at 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. 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. Martin Ginsburg died in 2010. 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.
Stars, Lightning meet in nontraditional Stanley Cup Final
EDMONTON, AB – The leaves are starting to change color around the NHL playoff bubble, and, at most, seven games remain before the Stanley Cup is handed out. On Saturday night, two of the league's southernmost teams begin a Stanley Cup Final like none other in the great white north when the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning face off in Game 1. “This is unlike any other Stanley Cup final where we’d get days rest,” coach Jon Cooper said. Some things to watch in the Dallas-Tampa Bay Stanley Cup Final:RUSSIAN GOALIESIt's the first time in NHL history that the final features two Russian starting goaltenders. Nikolai Khabibulin is the only Russian goalie to win the Stanley Cup when he did so with Tampa Bay in 2004.
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.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens to be laid to rest Tuesday
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. Stevens served in the Navy during World War II before attending law school. 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.
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
WATCH LIVE: Stevens' body to lie in repose at Supreme Court on Monday
WASHINGTON - The body of former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the court on Monday. Members of the public can pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., following a private ceremony in the courts Great Hall. Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a private service the next day. He will be the 13th justice buried at Arlington. The court last opened the building to mourners in 2016, following the death of sitting Justice Antonin Scalia.
WATCH LIVE: Justice John Paul Stevens to lie in repose at Supreme Court
Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the Supreme Court. The public can pay respects from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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
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
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
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99
1920: John Paul Stevens, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States between 1975 and 2010, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Appointed by President Gerald Ford, at the time of his retirement he was the oldestWASHINGTON (AP) - John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died. Stevens' influence was felt on issues including abortion rights, protecting consumers and placing limits on the death penalty. As a federal appeals court judge in Chicago, Stevens was considered a moderate when Republican President Gerald Ford nominated him. On the Supreme Court he became known as an independent thinker and a voice for ordinary people against powerful interests.
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