President Obama announced this afternoon that Justice David H. Souter, the Republican-appointed New England jurist who has become a reliable member of the liberal bloc on the Supreme Court, is retiring and said he will nominate a replacement “who shares my respect for constitutional values on whi…
As President Obama begins the search for a replacement for Justice David H. Souter, the following people are being mentioned as possible nominees by administration officials, interest groups and others who watch the court. The list is heavy with women and minorities, because the last three justic…
The minute I heard the news that Souter was going to resign, the name Anna Diggs Taylor popped into my mind from the dark scary years of the Bush Dictatorship. I know, I know, it’s all still pretty scary,they aren’t after all, behind bars..yet.
This was the judge you may recall, that ruled the NSA Warrantless Wiretap Program, un-Constitutional,and violated the FISA laws. She actually eventually ruled that George Bush had broken the law, and then the Crooks and Liars in place in the Justice Department, swooped in and stifled her ruling with Justice Games.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Thursday in favor of legislation to protect credit card users from hidden fees, sudden interest rate hikes and questionable billing practices.
The chamber voted 357 to 70 in support of the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights, sponsored by New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney. This year, 107 Republicans voted in favor of the bill, compared with 84 Republicans voting for a similar bill last year.
Chrysler was forced into bankruptcy protection Thursday but President Barack Obama insisted the troubled automaker could emerge as a stronger company through a partnership with Fiat.
The aim is for Chrysler to emerge from bankruptcy protection within 30 to 60 days by selling the automaker’s principal assets to a new company.
Chrysler said most of its plants will be "temporarily" idled until the transaction is complete but workers would continue to be paid, dealerships would remain open and warranties would be honored.
Now that Justice David Souter has helped solve the mystery of whether anyone would retire from the Supreme Court this year, what’s next? How will the executive and legislative branches of government set about filling a vacancy on the nation’s highest court?
Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, but his departure is unlikely to change its conservative-liberal split.
President Barack Obama’s first pick for the high court is likely to be a liberal-leaning nominee, much like Souter.
The White House has been told that Souter will retire in June, when the court finishes its work for the summer, a source familiar with his plans said Thursday night. The retirement is likely to take effect only once a successor is confirmed.
The Obama administration has relied on a Bush-era public health strategy aimed at coordinating its response across an array of government agencies in the week since the first reports of a swine flu outbreak emerged, officials say, as it attempts to balance safety concerns with a desire to prevent a…
Looking to rebut Democratic criticisms that the GOP represents little more than the “Party of No,” some leading Republicans announced yesterday that they will hold a series of campaign-style events around the country to tout their policy ideas and develop new ones.