The Supreme Court opened a new term on Monday with a docket full of cases concerning corporations, compensation, and the financial markets. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal previews the term with Gwen Ifill.
By PBS NewsHour
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court convened Wednesday for a special hearing on campaign finance rules. Marcia Coyle reports.
Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the news of the week, including tensions in the health care debate and former President Bill Clinton's trip to North Korea to obtain the release of two U.S. journalists.
By Dave Gustafson
Nine of 40 Senate Republicans voted with the Democratic majority Thursday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Amy Walter of The Hotline dissects the vote and discusses whether it is likely to have any impact on next year's elections.
By Dave Gustafson
The Senate voted largely along party lines, 68-31, Thursday afternoon to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to become the first Hispanic on the high court despite strong opposition by most Republican senators.
The U.S. Senate voted 68-31 Thursday to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic and third woman to serve as a justice.
As the Senate opens debate on confirming Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Democrats are focusing on winning GOP support, and Republicans are concentrating on not upsetting Hispanic voters. Kwame Holman reports.
In other news, Iranian officials confirmed they have arrested three Americans for allegedly crossing the nation's border illegally, and the full Senate moved to debate the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
In other news, lawmakers asked new questions on the spending of federal bailout dollars, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor by one week.
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