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By PBS NewsHour, Jaywon Choe
President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court Wednesday left some scratching their heads. Considering his historic election as the first African-American president, some pundits expected that Mr. Obama's presumably last opportunity to affect the highest…
By Kenya Downs
Following Elena Kagan's third day of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judy Woodruff gets an analysis from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about where her nomination stands.
Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing appeared to be winding down, as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy predicted she would be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Kwame Holman reports on the third day of hearings.
As the Senate prepares to vet another Supreme Court nominee, Jeffrey Brown reports on a one-man show, starring actor Laurence Fishburne, about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The process of nominating and confirming Supreme Court justices is one of the cornerstones of the Constitution's separation of powers. The nomination process involves a unique interplay of legal, political and personal considerations.
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