May 12, 2011 The move gets Donald Verrilli one step closer to filling the spot vacated by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.
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March 28, 2011 The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday. How it rules on the issue of whether the huge class action case can go forward could set important precedent.
March 21, 2011 It will now have to give details about which financial institutions got emergency help.
February 3, 2011 Two legal scholars' opposing views suggest it's hard to predict a Supreme Court health care ruling. Randy Barnett of Georgetown said the law was unconstitutional while Charles Fried said it was.
January 25, 2011 Six justices will attend, including Chief Justice John Roberts who was made uncomfortable last year last year by lawmakers' cheers and jeers and Obama singling out the court's Citizens United decision.
January 24, 2011 President Barack Obama is planning to nominate Deputy Counsel Donald Verrilli, 53, to the top legal advocacy job in the country — the job of representing the government in the U.S. Supreme Court.
US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia participates in the courts official photo session on October 8, 2010.
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January 5, 2011 Critics claim Scalia is politicizing the high court by accepting the invitation. It's also the second time this week the justice has been embroiled in controversy.
December 13, 2010 Justice Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court's newest member, says that the institution's "learning curve is extremely steep," so much so that "sometimes it seems vertical."
December 6, 2010 High court expert Stuart Taylor says the the lack of clear precedents could mean an overturn of the health law. He adds that precedents are on both sides and the court's conservative tilt could lead it to rule the new law unconstitutional.
November 12, 2010 On this day in 1975, Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Supreme Court longer than anyone in history, retires.
October 27, 2010 An errant 1 am robocall disturbed the sleep of hundreds of Nevadans, leading to anger and apologies. The robocall featured the voice of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor asking Nevadans to
October 22, 2010 Virginia Thomas' request that Anita Hill apologize for accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991 has prompted Thomas' former girlfriend to break her silence about the man she used to date.
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October 4, 2010 Nobel Medicine Prize; Supreme Court opens; tankers attacked in Pakistan; Verizon Wireless to offer some refunds
August 5, 2010 The 37 votes in the Senate against the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court is the 6th highest of any court nominee since World War II, and the 3rd highest for those who were confirmed.
August 5, 2010 Elena Kagan was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court by the Senate in a 63 to 37 vote. Kagan, the Obama Administration's solicitor general, is the fourth woman confirmed to court. The vote gives the court three women justices.
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