February 4, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 4, 2006, residents of Weare, New Hampshire, voted down a proposal to evict US Supreme Court Justice David Souter from his farmhouse in that town, and instead called for the state legislature to strengthen laws regarding eminent domain. The vote was 94-59 against eviction. California ...[read more]
August 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 11, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissed a lawsuit challenging the exclusion of materials questioning the Armenian genocide from a school curriculum. The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) after the Massachusetts ...[read more]
May 25, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 25, 2009, US President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor was serving as a judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit when she was nominated, and was designated to replace Justice David Souter following his retirement. The confirmation ...[read more]
August 5, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US Senate on Tuesday began debate on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court. While it is believed that Sotomayor will be confirmed to replace retiring Justice David Souter, Senate Republicans renewed their objections to Sotomayor prior to the beginning of the debate. Senate ...[read more]
June 9, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Confirmation hearings for US Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will begin on July 13, as announced Tuesday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy. The committee released a schedule for the process that attempts to follow a time line of Justice Roberts' confirmation. The schedu... ...[read more]
May 26, 2009
by Christian Ehret
US President Barack Obama on Monday announced Sonia Sotomayor as his nomination for the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor, currently a justice for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, would replace Justice David Souter when he retires at the end of the current term, if she receives Senate ...[read more]
May 18, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday that he wants the Supreme Court nominee who will replace retiring Justice David Souter to be someone who will apply the law without bias. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, McConnell said :what we are looking for, we meaning Republicans in ...[read more]
May 14, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US President Barack Obama is considering six possible nominees for the US Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter, including five women, the Associated Press reported Thursday. This six names disclosed by White House officials are Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Michigan Governor ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was chosen Monday by Senate Republicans to replace newly-declared Democrat Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) as ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sessions will play a key role in questioning President Barack Obama's nominee to replace retiring Just... ...[read more]
May 4, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said Sunday in an interview with ABC that he hopes to have a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter confirmed by the beginning of the Court's 2009 term in October. Leahy said, It would be irresponsible if we d... ...[read more]

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