On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated solicitor general Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Kagan’s nomination has raised eyebrows among progressives. Despite a long career in legal academia, Kagan has published very little. She seems to have studiously avoided taking a stand on almost any controversial issue. Ruth Coniff of the Progressive calls the Kagan pick “a triumph of the bland.”
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday May 12, 2010 9:21 am|
|By: Norman Solomon Monday May 10, 2010 12:36 pm|
Let’s face it. The Kagan nomination is a huge blow to civil liberties — and part of a pattern of the Obama presidency.
|By: davisfleetwood Monday May 10, 2010 11:56 am|
While we know very little about Kagan, we do know one key difference between regressives and progressives: Regressives, sometime referred to as conservatives in polite company, actually have a voice in the Republican Party. And, when given the opportunity to appoint a judge onto the Supreme Court, the regressives have no problem nominating right wing lunatic activists judges like Sam Alito & John Roberts with a long paper trial.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday April 28, 2010 8:51 am|
by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to say, the repercussions of this medical and public policy breakthrough are still being felt today.
|By: buildingbridgesradio Tuesday April 27, 2010 5:35 pm|
On the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens we’ll look at the myth
and reality of his legacy, possible nominees to replace him and the
current and seemingly continuing drift to the right of the US Supreme
Court and whether the Obama Administration is likely to or can move
beyond appeasement of the center-right.
|By: Jim Moss Sunday April 11, 2010 7:00 pm|
Justice John Paul Stevens cuts a lone figure on the current Supreme Court in one demographic category: He is the only Protestant.
|By: Jim Moss Friday April 9, 2010 7:00 pm|
President Obama is certain to appoint a left-leaning justice to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. Still, the transition might hurt the liberal cause.