Stories tagged: John Paul Stevens
UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2012, 2:57 p.m.
Obama honors Medal of Freedom recipients as heroes
Sketching impressive contributions to society in intensely personal terms, President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to more than a dozen political and cultural greats today, including rocker Bob …
Mon., May 10, 2010, 8:19 a.m.
Obama nominates Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same independence, integrity and passion for the law exhibited by retiring …
Fri., April 23, 2010
Religion may play role in justice pick
WASHINGTON – When Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens steps down this summer, he will leave the court – long dominated by Protestants – without one for the first time …
Thu., April 22, 2010
Women’s rights top court criteria
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose a nominee who pays heed to the rights …
Fri., April 9, 2010, 9:27 a.m.
Leahy: Supreme Court hearings should be in summer
The Senate chairman who oversees Supreme Court nominations says midsummer hearings will offer the best chance to avoid partisan fighting over Justice John Paul Stevens’ replacement.
Fri., April 9, 2010, 9:15 a.m.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the court’s oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2009
Clerk hiring signals Stevens may retire
WASHINGTON – Justice John Paul Stevens, who will turn 90 early next year, has given a hint that this Supreme Court term will be his last, potentially clearing the way …