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  • Obama's first judge, connected, liberal?

     
    by David G. Savage President Obama announced his first judicial nomination today, elevating U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton from southern Indiana to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. White House officials described Hamilton as a...
  • Liberals: Impeach "torture memo" judge

     
    By Rebecca Cole Even as members of Congress suss out the best way to investigate the detainee interrogation program adopted under former President Bush, some liberal activists are clamoring for quicker action: impeach Judge Jay Bybee for his signing of......
  • Leahy: Cheney 'can go on the talk shows'

     
    by Mark Silva Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, holding out for a bipartisan commission investigation of the authorization of harsh interrogation tactics know widely known as "torture,'' says he knows people are saying it's "time to turn the page.'...
  • Bush 'veil of secrecy' lifting: Leahy

     
    by Mark Silva "The Bush-Cheney administration not only broke the law, it shattered the public trust and undermined America's reputation around the world,'' Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy writes today. Leahy, promoting a "truth commission''...
  • Carlos Moreno: Supreme Court candidate

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Carlos Moreno, a California State Supreme Court Justice, has emerged as one of several leading candidates to replace retiring Justice David Souter, according to The Atlantic and the Associated Press, with TheAtlantic.com citing...
  • Patrick Leahy: Sotomayor's day is here

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Patrick Leahy, now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, once warned that Latino candidates for the federal courts were being held up by a Republican-run Senate. In particular: Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a federal judge first...
  • Sonia Sotomayor's Capitol Hill tour

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, among the top in her classes at Princeton and Yale Law, with nearly two decades on the federal bench and now poised to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court, makes......
  • Sotomayor hearings set to start July 13

     
    by Michael Muskal Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become an associate justice on the Supreme Court today were set for July 13, a victory for the White House, which has been pushing for......
  • David Letterman says He Sorry

     
    (Getty) On tonight's show, now airing. For the jokes. You know which jokes. The relevant part of the transcript is below, followed by the full transcript on the jump. This all comes after the first commercial break. Meanwhile, in......
  • Supreme Court: Age bias must be proven

     
    by David G. Savage The Supreme Court today made it harder for older workers who are laid-off or demoted to win a claim of age discrimination. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that these workers bear the full burden......
  • Sotomayor quits all-women's club

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, said today that she has resigned from an elite all-women's club after Republicans questioned her participation in it. Sotomayor says she resigned from the...
  • Immigration votes lacking: White House

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Peter Wallsten White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said today that there is not enough support in Congress now to pass a comprehensive immigration bill providing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants,......