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    Elena Kagan's War on the Military

    Elena Kagan’s treatment of military recruiters while dean of Harvard Law School was supposed to be an insignificant blip during her Supreme Court confirmation. Vice President Joe Biden, for instance, brushed aside the suggestion that she did anything wrong in a recent TV interview. But a closer look at the timeline … More

    EXCLUSIVE: Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Retirement of Justice Stevens

    As we mentioned earlier today, Judge Andrew Napolitano, author and Fox News analyst, sat down with us this week to discuss a number of issues. In addition to the tea party and Obamacare, we also talked about what it would mean for Justice Stevens to retire and what type of … More

    Heritage-POLITICO Live Web Chat With Robert Alt

    Live reader chat with Robert Alt on Sotomayor and the Court

    Is Sotomayor Neutral?

    Senator John Cornyn asked Judge Sotomayor to comment on a less famous yet still controversial statement that she made in her now infamous Wise Latina speech, in which she stated that there is no “objective stance” or “neutrality” in judging. Her explanation failed the most fundamental of Senate hearing tests—the … More

    Audio: DeMint, Meese Townhall on Sotomayor Hearings

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Y-fA9PJJk[/youtube]

    Sotomayor and the Sordid Business of Race

    The Republican senators questioning Sonia Sotomayor about her decision in the Ricci v. New Haven case have done a fair job detailing the legal issues. But no one has gone into the details of what really happened in that case, or the fact that by ruling as she did, Sotomayor … More

    Morning Bell: A Victory for the Rule of Law

    In his opening statement Monday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor: “I don’t think anybody here worked harder for Senator McCain than I did, but we lost, and President Obama won. And that ought to matter. It does to me…Unless you have a complete meltdown, you’re … More

    Sotomayor Day 3: A Series of Sneaks

    Again, we present a quick wrap up of the day’s events. Perhaps the most significant nomination-related news didn’t come from the hearings but from the pages of the Washington Times. In an op-ed this morning, Wayne LaPierre of the NRA let loose on Judge Sotomayor’s anti-gun bias. She and colleagues … More

    How Ricci Was Buried

    In response to questioning by Senator Cornyn, Judge Sotomayor explained that, “When parties are dissatisfied, they file for rehearing en banc“–that is, a new hearing before all the judges on the Circuit. She continued: “That’s what happened in Ricci,” the case challenging New Haven’s discrimination against white and Hispanic firefighters. … More

    Will the Real Sonia Sotomayor Please Stand Up?

    The reviews of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s testimony are coming in… and they are not good. The Washington Post’s Eva Rodrigues, who initially supported Sotomayor, wrote:  “I’m surprised and disturbed by how many times today Sonia Sotomayor has backed off of or provided less-than-convincing explanations for some of her … More