If the death of Justice Antonin Scalia overshadowed the 2015-16 Supreme Court term, the extended absence of his successor and the subsequent battle (including eliminating the judicial filibuster) over the appointment of Neil Gorsuch dominated Court news for 2016. Show More Summary
Within the next year, the Supreme Court is likely to rule on the latest existential threat to workers and their unions: Janus v. AFSCME. Like last year’s Friedrichs v. CTA—a bullet dodged with Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death—the Janus case is a blatant attack on working people by right-wing, moneyed special interests who want to take away workers’ freedom […]
There are many, but these are a doozy. When ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016, many on the left and center heaved a huge sigh of relief. Barack Obama was the sitting president who would be nominating his successor, perhaps bringing us a liberal dominated court and killing the constant threats of overturning Roe v. Show More Summary
Father Paul Scalia, one of the late Supreme Court justice's nine children, focuses on souls and not on politics.
Gorsuch is already proposing the high court water down one of defendants’ most basic rights. Just days after stealing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat, Neil Gorsuch is channeling Antonin Scalia. On April 20, the newly minted associate justice cast his first ballot. Show More Summary
Just days after stealing Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat, Neil Gorsuch is channeling Antonin Scalia. On April 20, the newly minted associate justice cast his first ballot. Gorsuch provided the fifth vote that allowed Arkansas to...Show More Summary
As Neil Gorsuch takes his seat on the Supreme Court, the 4-4 ideological stalemate that plagued the institution after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia has been broken, reestablishing its conservative tilt. In an article I wrote last year on the implications of Donald Trump getting the chance to...
It’s not often we get to hear Supreme Court justices talk about each other. With the untimely death in 2016 of Justice Antonin Scalia, we’ve been given that opportunity thanks to Yale Law Review. Justices Thomas, Alito and Sotomayor all wrote tributes to Scalia in the latest Yale Law Review. Show More Summary
In John Strand’s snappy, timely, contrived drama “The Originalist,” now at the Pasadena Playhouse, it's 2012, and a liberal law-school graduate named Cat has applied for a clerkship with conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. When Scalia asks Cat why she wants to work for him, she replies,...
New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch appeared for the first time on the bench on Monday to hear arguments. It wasn't long before he made himself heard. The Court was hearing arguments in a case involving a technical issue about the process for a federal worker to appeal his discrimination claim. Show More Summary
On Monday, April 17, Justice Neil Gorsuch takes the ninth seat of the Supreme Court for the first time. It’s the first time hearings are heard in front of a nine-strong bench since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, in February 2016. Show More Summary
The biggest prize of last November is getting settled in his Supreme Court office. But Justice Neil Gorsuch was only part of the GOP’s payoff for electing Donald Trump. With Antonin Scalia’s replacement firmly in place, conservatives are turning up the heat on phase two: defunding Planned Parenthood. Unlike years past, Republicans finally have the […]
Ever since the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court has seen itself caught in the middle of a partisan tug-of-war over the future of the Court. First, Senate Republicans blocked any consideration of Merrick Garland, refusing to hold even one hearing on President Obama's nominee. Then, Democrats......
Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch took took separate constitutional and judicial oaths — the latter at a public swearing-in ceremony at the White House Rose Garden — to become the nation’s 113th justice. Show More Summary
Neil Gorsuch was officially sworn-in as the 113th Supreme Court justice, replacing the late Antonin Scalia. He was President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, and the interesting fact is that he is the first former clerk to take a position while his former boss was still on the court. Who was his former boss on […]
Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominated by Donald J. Trump to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the unexpected death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia, was sworn in April 10, 2017, becoming the 113th person to serve on the nation's highest court. Show More Summary
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death set off a four-alarm journalistic fire that lasted 419 days, in which the Supreme Court’s decorum gave way to a political brawl.
Starting now. ABC News reports: Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to the fill the Supreme Court slot left open after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, was sworn in this morning, becoming the 113th person to serve on the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Justice Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday morning as the newest justice on the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump nominated him to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but he won't simply take Scalia's empty seat, which has been...Show More Summary
Neil Gorsuch has officially replaced the late Antonin Scalia to become the 113th Supreme Court justice. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has been a mentor to Gorsuch, conducted the judicial oath in a public ceremony at the White House. The...Show More Summary