Topic: Wendy Long
Rep. Charles Rangel, an icon in Harlem, called on more than 40 years of a storied history – including bringing home the bacon as former chairman of a powerful House committee – to win a Democratic primary that all but assures victory in November.
Because Obama has avoided engaging the empathy debate, Republicans tried to use Kagan's mentor and former US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall as a way to taint Kagan's reputation.
07/08/2010 01:32 pm
Liberals cheered the first Hispanic justice, but conservatives say Sotomayor ultimately backed away from a liberal view of the Constitution.
08/06/2009 01:00 am
In nominating Sonia Sotomayor, the president cited both her judicial experience and her compelling personal story.
05/26/2009 01:00 am
But the court's balance of power may not change much, as Justice Souter, a conservative choice, consistently voted liberal.
05/01/2009 01:00 am