Kagan Can Be a Justice, Though Never a Judge?

May 10th, 2010

By Dan Miller President Obama has selected Elena Kagan, the solicitor general of the United States, as his nominee to replace the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. From her official bio: Kagan came to Harvard Law School as a visiting professor in 1999 and became Professor of Law in 2001. While on the faculty, Kagan […]


Articles written by
Tags: , , , , ,
Categories: Law, News, Politics | Comments (9) | Home

Kagan for the Supreme Court

May 10th, 2010

By Tom Carter It’s reported that the President will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, replacing the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. While Kagan, 50, has no experience as a judge, she’s a well-educated lawyer and a former law professor, law school dean, clerk to a U.S. […]


Articles written by
Tags: , , , , ,
Categories: Life, News, Politics | Comments (2) | Home

How to Judge a Potential Justice

May 2nd, 2010

By Dan Miller Lawyers are strange critters. Frustrations have long been expressed that decisions of the Supreme Court and of lower appellate courts, written by lawyers, are so damn long and complicated that only brother members of the world’s oldest profession can understand them. Shakespeare is credited with the phrase, “Let’s kill all the lawyers,” […]


Articles written by
Tags: , , , , ,
Categories: News, Politics | Comments (5) | Home

The Role of Justice Kennedy

April 11th, 2010

By Tom Carter There’s a good article in The Atlantic by Andrew Cohen, chief legal analyst and legal editor for CBS News.  In Why Kennedy Owns the Supreme Court, Cohen discusses the increased influence Justice Anthony Kennedy is going to have on the Court once Justice John Paul Stevens retires. It has to do with […]


Articles written by
Tags: , , , , ,
Categories: News, Politics | Comments (0) | Home

A More Conservative Court?

April 10th, 2010

By Tom Carter Now that Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens has officially resigned, effective at the end of this term, speculation is ramping up as to whom President Obama will nominate to replace him. As I noted in an earlier article, the question isn’t whether the President will nominate a liberal, but how […]


Articles written by
Tags: , , , , , ,
Categories: News, Politics | Comments (0) | Home



Authors

Recent Posts

Categories


Archives


Meta

Blogroll



Creative Commons License;   

The work on Opinion Forum   
is licensed under a   
Creative Commons Attribution   
3.0 Unported License
.    






Support Military Families 
















My Zimbio  

Political Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory   Listed in LS Blogs the Blog Directory and Blog Search Engine

   Politics Blog Directory  

Demand Media

Copyright 2014 Opinion Forum