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AT&T asks top court to recognize its ‘personal privacy’

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on a case between AT&T and the Federal Communications Commission, revisiting the legal concept of “corporate personhood” last strengthened under the court’s Citizens United ruling on corporate campaign spending. (That controversial ruling has its first anniversary this week.) The case before the court…

Supreme Court strikes down challenge to Obama’s health overhaul

The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case. The high court almost…

Supreme Court turns down early health care reform challenge

On Monday, the Supreme Court turned down an early challenge to President Barack Obama’s new health care law, the Associated Press reported. The decision to reject the case was not a surprise because no lower court had yet ruled on it. Most notably, the ruling showed that Justice Elena Kagan…

Republicans force one-week delay in Judiciary’s Kagan vote ‎

US President Barack Obama’s Republican foes on Tuesday forced a largely symbolic one-week delay in a key Senate panel’s vote on his second US Supreme Court pick, Elena Kagan. The US Senate Judiciary Committee will now take up the nomination on July 20, when the panel is set to send…

Mo Dowd demands that people like her stop telling the story she loves to tell about single women

Sometimes, when I joke about how weddings are a big deal because they constitute a woman’s inclusion into the human race after being sponsored in by a man, I think to myself, “Amanda, perhaps you’re engaging in hyperbole. For while it’s creepy that so many people obsess over weddings and…

Gingrich calls for Obama to withdraw Kagan nomination

There will be no need for the Senate to waste their time interviewing President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court if Newt Gingrich has his way. Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Gingrich Sunday what he thought of the nomination of Elena Kagan. “I think the president should withdraw it,”…

Wolff: ‘Otherwise unsexy’ should be ‘grateful’ if their sexuality is openly discussed

Michael Wolff appears to be more than a little bit obsessed with the sexuality of President Obama’s new Supreme Court selection. The best-selling author and Vanity Fair contributor published “Part 3″ of his “Is Elena Kagan Gay?” series Wednesday morning at his Newser website. But according to the two-time National…

Colbert makes a point of not talking about Kagan’s sexuality

Blogs on the left and the right have questioned the sexuality of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick with hopes that the mainstream media would pick up the issue. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert was tempted to fall into the trap Tuesday but instead made a point of repeatedly not talking…

‘Frustrated’ reporters get snippy about White House ‘interview’ with Kagan

White House’s ‘slickly-produced interview’ of Supreme Court nominee leads to charges of ‘propaganda’ Every White House does its best to secure a positive spin on the messages it puts out. But where the Bush administration was notorious for its attempts to maintain tight control over the press pool, the Obama…

Extra, extra read all about it – Kagan’s straight, says best friend

I added this to the softball photo post, but it deserves its own entry. I’ve been offline a lot (don’t ask), but I found a few moments to post thoughts on the matter. Ben Smith at The Politico reports that one of Kagan’s friends finally decided to put an end…

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