Supreme Court

In his first Supreme Court nominee selection, President Bush picked federal appeals Judge John Roberts, Jr., a former deputy solicitor general who is considered a solid conservative. The president announced his decision Tuesday evening from the White House.

President Bush has yet to name a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, but Capitol Hill is already speculating who the nominee will be. Following a report on political maneuvering in Washington, Mark Shields and David Brooks…

Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discuss the upcoming confirmation battle over who should replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

In a prelude to the expected battle over the next Supreme Court justice nomination, an historian explains the selection and confirmation process and the past battles between Congress and the president.

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor resigned Friday after 24 years on the bench. Margaret Warner and Jan Crawford Greenburg of the Chicago Tribune talk about O'Connor's role on the Court.

The Supreme Court's term came to an end after the justices ruled on a number of controversial matters, saying local governments can take private property for the purpose of economic development, federal agents may prosecute users of marijuana for medical…