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Feb 13, 2016, 5:10pm EST
  • March 20, 2017

    Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, explained

    He’s a solid conservative with strong intellectual chops.

  • January 30, 2017

    Why some conservatives fear Donald Trump is about to betray them on the Supreme Court

    Is Thomas Hardiman another David Souter?

  • January 30, 2017

    A Senate Democrat just vowed to filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick

    "We will use every lever in our power to stop this," says Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley.

  • March 29, 2016

    Public sector unions just avoided a huge defeat at the Supreme Court

    If Antonin Scalia were alive, things could have turned out very differently.

  • March 23, 2016

    John Roberts before Scalia’s death: voting for justices on partisan lines “doesn’t make any sense”

    He has been echoing this same sentiment for years now.

  • March 16, 2016

    Why Obama just nominated the oldest Supreme Court candidate in 45 years

    Judge Merrick Garland is 63. Here's why that's so significant.

  • March 16, 2016

    President Obama: Supreme Court process “beyond repair” if GOP refuses hearing

    Obama: "I simply ask Republicans in the Senate to give him a fair hearing."

  • February 18, 2016

    How Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral became political

    Conservatives in the media called Obama's pending absence "shameful."

  • February 18, 2016

    Sandra Day O'Connor comes out against Republicans in the Supreme Court fight

    A former Supreme Court justice just said Obama should be allowed to name Scalia’s replacement.

  • February 17, 2016

    Supreme Court terms have been getting longer. Here's why.

    Who has longer terms: popes, presidents, or Supreme Court justices?

  • February 16, 2016

    Why nutty conspiracy theories on Antonin Scalia's death are already surfacing

    Here’s why Justice Scalia’s death is causing so much confusion.

  • February 15, 2016

    The strongest Republican arguments for blocking President Obama's Supreme Court pick

    Republicans vowed to reject any replacement nominated by President Barack Obama shortly after news surfaced of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death.

  • February 15, 2016

    Democrats and Republicans are both making misleading arguments about Scalia's replacement

    This year's Supreme Court really is unprecedented — but not for the reasons partisans on both side claim.

  • February 15, 2016

    One chart that shows how unusual Justice Scalia's Supreme Court vacancy could be

    Get ready.

  • February 15, 2016

    Presidents have appointed Supreme Court justices in election years. This chart proves it.

    President Obama's decision isn't unprecedented.

  • February 15, 2016

    Republicans might end up wishing they had compromised with Obama over Scalia’s replacement

    The reason Mitch McConnell couldn't consider any Obama Supreme Court nominee, explained in three tweets.

  • February 14, 2016

    Read Justice Ginsburg’s moving tribute to her “best buddy” Justice Scalia

    Why the friendship between the court's most outspoken liberal and its most outspoken conservative was so special.

  • February 14, 2016

    What Antonin Scalia's death means for Obama's big climate plans

    Obama's plan to tackle global warming isn't totally safe — but it's in less legal jeopardy than it was a week ago.

  • February 14, 2016

    Elizabeth Warren: Republicans risk threatening "our democracy itself" over Supreme Court seat

    In four paragraphs, the Massachusetts senator strikes back at Republicans who don't want President Barack Obama to nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • February 13, 2016

    Republican candidates really don't want President Obama to nominate a Supreme Court justice

    None of the presidential candidates seemed to believe that an Obama nominee should ultimately wind up on the high court.

  • February 13, 2016

    Who will Obama choose to replace Antonin Scalia? Here are 7 of the strongest candidates.

    Place your bets now.

  • February 13, 2016

    At least 14 Supreme Court justices have been confirmed during election years

    The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has forced partisans to become experts on Supreme Court history.

  • February 13, 2016

    Read: President Obama vows to nominate replacement to Justice Scalia

    Republicans have said the Supreme Court seat should not be filled until after the upcoming presidential election.

  • February 13, 2016

    Antonin Scalia routinely ruled against gay rights. Those opinions explain his philosophy.

    How Scalia's opinions on gay rights explain the late Supreme Court justice.

  • February 13, 2016

    The coming fight to replace Justice Scalia, explained

    The fight over Obama's next Supreme Court nominee will be the most politicized and high-stakes nomination fight in decades.

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