People Are Weighing In On Kellyanne's Husband For Top Legal Role, And Everyone Seems Impressed

Politics | Kevin Daley
The Department of Justice (DOJ) logo is pictured on a wall after a news conference to discuss alleged fraud by Russian Diplomats in New York December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Even Clintonistas are saying good things

Kellyanne's Husband Under Consideration For Top Legal Role

Politics | Kevin Daley
President-elect Donald Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway greet supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

D.C. has a new power couple

Why The Appointment Of Solicitor General Is Critically Important To Second Amendment Rights

Gun Laws & Legislation | Harold Hutchison
U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A look at the role of the “Tenth Justice” and how this position critically impacts gun laws

Supreme Court considers crackdown on Obama admin FOIA exemptions - TheDC

Politics | Mike Riggs

During a hearing last week, every justice but one was ‘surprisingly hostile’ to a oft-used government argument for withholding information

Virginia AG compares Obama to King George III - TheDC

Politics | Chris Moody

Virginia’s fiery attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has a new line: President Obama is worse than King George III

Senate debates Kagan nomination ahead of Thursday's vote - CNN

Politics | interns

Supreme Court nominee expected to be confirmed and sworn into office by the end of the week

Elena Kagan vs. public opinion

Editorial | Curt Levey

At the end of the day, Kagan and her supporters are faced with this inescapable reality: on the issues that have dominated the public debate about her nomination, polls show that Kagan is on the wrong side of the American people by very large margins

GOP senators: Back off Obamacare cases, Kagan - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas

The conservative Judicial Crisis Network says Kagan should not participate in the healthcare challenge if that case reaches the Supreme Court’s docket

President Obama and Elena Kagan sabotage DOMA defense

Opinion | Brian Brown

President Obama’s Justice Department (with Elena Kagan’s participation as Solicitor General) pretended to defend DOMA, while actually sabotaging the law and ensuring its overthrow by the courts.

Second Amendment shootout - TheDC

US | Brian Schneider

Experts debate activism vs. judicial restraint on the Supreme Court

Specter and Kagan spar over non-answers - TheDC

Politics | Chris Moody

In what turned into a heated exchange Thursday between Sen. Arlen Specter and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, Pennsylvania’s lame duck Democrat showed he would have nothing of her (non)answers

When deference is activism

Opinion | Allison Hayward

This “deference” siren song is not about restricting the scope of Court review. It is a code word for a very aggressive agenda—one that seeks to empower congressional incumbents with unprecedented authority to select which interests in society get to speak out about campaign, politics and policy

ABA’s biased judicial ratings: Same old dog, same old tricks

Opinion | Mia Reini and John Shu

While the ABA has rated Republican judicial nominees as “well qualified,” sometimes unanimously, it should recognize that, in general, it takes liberal positions on controversial legal issues and treats Democrat judicial nominees better than Republican ones

Kagan, Obama and the thumb of empathy

Opinion | Ed Morrow

Absent God’s foot to infallibly squish the guilty, it becomes our responsibility to provide justice, whether we have empathy or antipathy for particular justice seekers. If those who believe are correct, we do this at some peril, for someday, those who judge will be judged and, so will we, who gave them their robes, gavels, and Lady Justice’s sword

Obama advisers predict smooth sailing for Kagan - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Top advisers to President Obama exuded confidence on a conference call with reporters Friday, forecasting an easy confirmation for Kagan

California judge on verge of legalizing gay marriage - The Daily Caller

US | Alexis Levinson

Republican Ted Olson, arguing for the plaintiffs, has been instrumental in the case against Prop 8

GOP may boycott Kagan hearings - POLITICO

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

Sen. Jeff Sessions said there appeared to be 1,600 withheld documents, which cover Kagan’s time as a senior White House but were not released

Markets and morals

op-ed | Ken Blackwell

When human rights are denied by government, destructive forces are unleashed against free markets as well

Trials of the Prop. 8 debate - WaPo

US | interns

Calif. court hears closing arguments in same-sex marriage case

Conservative figure Ted Olson seeks to overturn gay-marriage ban - WaPo

Politics | Pat McMahon

Former Bush Administration Solicitor General working with gay couples to try and overturn the marriage ban