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Obama picks Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same independence, integrity and passion for the law exhibited by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. "Elena is widely regarded as one of the nation's foremost legal minds," said Obama. "She's...

4 years 3 months ago

Place your bets: Supreme nominee coming soon

President Barack Obama appears to be just days away from announcing his choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, and observers in the nation's capital are playing one of the city's most popular games: guessing. Obama has formally interviewed at least four candidates for the job, and administration...

4 years 3 months ago

Obama to Hill leaders: No litmus tests on abortion

President Barack Obama says there won't be any "litmus tests" for a Supreme Court nominee, but he wants someone who recognizes individual aspirations, and "that includes women's rights." The president said he was confident the Senate would offer a smooth, civil and thoughtful confirmation process for his eventual choice....

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