On the question of experience, the ability to enact progressive change, and the issue of who can win the general election and the presidency, the clear and urgent choice is Hillary Clinton.
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Hillary Clinton Takes the GOP to task over Supreme Court nomination and called on the Senate to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. She put at the center of the country’s most contentious political debate ahead of a November general election.
The Democratic front runner also went further than she has before in laying out a vision for an active and liberal Supreme Court that will expand the rights of unions, overturn Citizens United and stand for women’s access to abortions.
The Supreme Court heard a major case on the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit on Wednesday, Zubik v. Burwell.
You might think of Zubik as the sequel to Hobby Lobby. Both cases deal with contraception, religious freedom, and employer-sponsored health insurance. But while Zubik v. Burwell is less well-known than Burwell v. Hobby Lobby was, it might actually be a more important case.
HIllary Clinton's Remarks to AIPAC Conference March 21, 2016CLINTON: Thank you so much.
It is wonderful to be here and see so many friends. I’ve spoken at a lot of AIPAC conferences in the past, but this has to be one of the biggest yet, and there are so many young people here, thousands of college students…
(APPLAUSE) … from hundreds of campuses around the country. I think we should all give them a hand for being here and beginning their commitment to this important cause.
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Everybody, please have a seat.
Of the many powers and responsibilities that the Constitution vests in the presidency, few are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice -- particularly one to succeed Justice Scalia, one of the most influential jurists of our time.
The Supreme Court in a victory for abortion-rights advocates on Friday blocked Louisiana from enforcing a law that they said would have left the state with only one doctor licensed to perform the procedure.
The justices, by a 7-1 vote, issued a brief order that restores an earlier judicial ban on enforcing the 2014 law.
The court's order is a good sign for abortion-rights groups in Louisiana and nationwide.
Matt Nosanchuk, White House’s representative to the Jewish community, discusses Hanukkah parties, the Iran deal, and his personal pride in Obama’s same-sex marriage push.
NEW YORK – Matt Nosanchuk knows from pressure. As associate director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement, Nosanchuk represents President Obama to the Jewish community. Every fractious part of it.
NARAL Pro-Choice America explains how targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws “make up restrictions that sound like they’re good for women but have nothing to do with actual health or safety.”
RH Reality Check / Feb. 2016
Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Republicans apparently believe they can profit by creating a political crisis that the nation has never seen before. On Tuesday, the leadership doubled down on its refusal to take any action on any nominee from President Obama to replace Justice Scalia.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader who seems to have lost touch with reality and the Constitution, accused Mr. Obama of plunging the nation into a “bitter and avoidable struggle” should he name anyone to the court.