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The first thing you notice is the assured bearing and the deep, authoritative voice (this guy did play Morpheus, after all). Then the judicious observations, the strategic dropping of a timely anecdote, the eyes that calmly take your measure, like a...
WGN NewsEvent: Tonight 6:00 p.m. 57th St. Books 1301 E. 57th St. Chicago (773) 684-1300 The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present For more than two centuries, the ranks of feminists have included dreamy idealists and conscientious reformers, erotic rebels...
The Swampby David G. Savage The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the execution of Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad. Scheduled for execution Tuesday evening in Virginia, Muhammad was convicted of masterminding the sniper-shooting rampage that terrorized...
The Religion WorldI'm not sure I recognized that the U.S. Supreme Court is dominated by Catholics (Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer are Jewish), and that retiring Justice John Paul Stevens is the court's sole Protestant. Although it's much more likely that...
Today's topic: Much has been made of the fact that Sonia Sotomayor would be the first Latina justice, and sitting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she feels "lonely" as the only woman on the bench. How much, if at all, does the ethnic and gender...
Today's topic: How much of a mandate does President Obama have to structure the Supreme Court bench as he prefers? Elections matter, but don't expect the court to change much under Obama Point: Erwin Chemerinsky Presidential elections matter...
Tribune Washington BureauPresident Barack Obama, honoring the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court today, hailed the seating of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as "another step toward that more perfect union that we all seek.'' And Sotomayor, the first Hispanic member of...
As reported in several articles in The Times, including the Aug. 21 story, " Obama tries to 'cut through the noise' on healthcare," the president has been forced to address claims from those who oppose his healthcare reform proposal on the grounds that it...
Tags: Abortion, Sarah Palin, Abortion Issue, Social Issues, Politics
KTLA NewsWASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge. The...
The Swampby David Savage and updated at 12:40 pm EDT The Supreme Court gave its approval Wednesday to displaying a Christian cross on public land to honor fallen soldiers, saying the Constitution "does not require the eradication of all religious symbols......
Supreme Court shuts its (front) door as security claims another symbol of democracy (text of Breyer dissent)Top of the TicketIt was the last symbol of a free society. Now it is the latest victim of terrorist threats. For generations, Americans looking to the U.S. Supreme Court as their last judicial appeal could climb the 44 marble steps leading to......
The SwampSolicitor General Elena Kagan speaks at a forum in Washington in January. (AP/Jose Luis Magana) by Christi Parsons and David G. Savage This morning, President Obama will name Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill the opening on the U.S.......
Tags: Clarence Thomas, Judges, White House, Politics, Government
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