Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court selection, failed to persuade Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley during a private meeting on Tuesday to hold confirmation hearings on his nomination.
A moderate Republican senator heaped praise on President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, bucking Senate Republican leaders who promptly dismissed her call for confirmation hearings.
Merrick Garland’s nomination just might restore the high court to its rightful status as a nerdy hall of intellectual debate rather than a convenient vehicle for partisan advance, Ari Paul writes.
Recounting his Jewish family’s battle with persecution, Judge Merrick Garland made an emotional pitch to become the fourth Jewish justice on the nation’s top court. Will Republicans even give him a hearing?
In honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 83rd birthday, we have compiled a list of facts to honor the Jewish superstar judge.
A North Carolina prison has the bizarre notion that you need ten people to study Torah — and the Supreme Court won’t correct it. Michael Helfand explains why.
The process by which politicians pick judges has morphed badly, writes Perry Dane, who clerked at the Supreme Court. Here’s how a Talmud lesson could help.
An array of Jewish groups joined a call on Senate leaders to consider whomever President Barack Obama nominates to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
“When there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme Court,” Antonin “Nino” Scalia told me, “I considered myself the Jewish justice.”
In his rulings, Justice Scalia often stuck up for religious minorities. Now that he’s gone, what will happen with the major church-state battles he left on the Supreme Court’s docket?