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Conservative Lawmakers Look to Sink Another Female Nominee to the Federal Bench

Senate Republicans made it clear they'll do whatever it takes to keep Georgetown Law Professor Nina Pillard of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (above).

Republican senators have made it clear they’ll do whatever it takes to keep Georgetown law professor Nina Pillard off the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Conservatives Define Debate on Supreme Court Pick

So far, conservatives have defined the terms of the debate over the next Supreme Court nominee, while liberals have been left to defend against charges of coded language and hidden agendas.

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Cases the New Supreme Court Justice May Face

An important consideration related to who ultimately fills Souter’s seat centers on what issues the Supreme Court would face in the near future.

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The Empathy Code: Judging, Judgment, and the Next Supreme Court Justice

Pro-reproductive justice philosophy is grounded in empathy — the idea that we cannot judge another woman’s choice unless we’ve walked a mile in her shoes.

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As Supreme Court Nomination Speculation Heats Up, Keeping Our Eyes on the Bigger Prize

A truly progressive legal culture – lines of legal interpretation which affirm free speech, privacy, civil liberties and protections of minority groups and views – requires building from the ground up, not just from the Supreme Court on down.

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The Public’s Right to Know

The public may never know whether Obama’s Supreme Court nominee is committed to privacy rights because of the conspiracy of silence that governs judicial nominations.

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