WASHINGTON — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths to become leading judges, professors and Supreme Court advocates. The one-year clerkship will cement their high-profile status. "I think clerking on this court affects everybody's career who does it. ... You put it on your resume and all of a sudden doors open, sometimes justifiably so and sometimes not," Justice Elena Kagan has said . She should know. Kagan, who clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, is one of five current justices who was once a Supreme Court clerk. So was Chief Justice John Roberts. Justices Stephen Breyer, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh also clerked. Justices hire four clerks annually; retired justices hire one. The clerks review potential cases, help their justice … [Read more...] about Ex-Marine, professor, MLB draft pick among high court clerks
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Book Review | Who Gets to Sit on the Supreme Court? Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByEvan Thomas June 23, 2019 CONFIRMATION BIAS Inside Washington’s War Over the Supreme Court, From Scalia’s Death to Justice Kavanaugh On Feb. 12, 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack at a remote luxury resort in West Texas. The Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, wasted no time declaring that his party would not allow President Obama to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. McConnell did pause for a moment to mourn Scalia, who had been a friend, but his “second thought,” he told Carl Hulse, “was to immediately turn to the politics of this situation. The first thing that came into my mind was that I knew if the shoe was on the other foot, they wouldn’t fill this … [Read more...] about Who Gets to Sit on the Supreme Court?
Starke, Fla. -- A man convicted of the fatal stabbing and beating death of a woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago was executed Thursday night in Florida. Jose Antonio Jimenez, 55, received a lethal injection and was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. He was sentenced to death for the 1992 killing of 63-year-old Phyllis Minas in her North Miami apartment. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal earlier Thursday. The execution took about 15 minutes to complete and Jimenez had no last words to say. As the three-drug protocol was performed, Jimenez appeared to take numerous rapid, deep breaths and occasionally moved his head. Minas' nephew, Alan Pattee, said in a written statement that his family believes justice was done. "Mr. Jimenez has shown no remorse or repentance for his crime. My aunt was innocent and loving, and a faithful sister to my father," the statement said. "His execution will allow closure to a painful memory … [Read more...] about Florida man executed for 1992 murder of 63-year-old court clerk
Oralandar Brand-Williams The Detroit News Published 12:04 AM EST Dec 4, 2018 For the first time in 33 years, the Michigan Supreme Court will not have an African-American justice or a person of color come Jan. 1 after Justice Kurtis Wilder's election loss. Since Democratic Party-nominated Megan Cavanagh narrowly defeated Republican-nominated Wilder, the state's highest court will become an all-white body. African-Americans comprise 14 percent of Michigan's population and make up 83 percent of the state's largest city. The lack of diversity on the Michigan Supreme Court has the local African-American legal community worried. The issue is of "great concern" to the Rev. Wendell Anthony, head of the Detroit branch of the NAACP. "We're always concerned about diversity," Anthony said. "Diversity presents an opportunity for there to be a greater sensitivity toward different people, different backgrounds, different values, different situations. When you have a diverse … [Read more...] about Michigan Supreme Court won’t have black justice for first time in 33 years
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT Two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court are up for election this year. In one race, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Donnelly faces Republican Fifth District Court of Appeals Judge Craig Baldwin. In the second race, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro will try to hold on to her seat against Democratic Cleveland appellate Judge Melody J. Stewart. Both candidates have been “highly recommended” by the Ohio State Bar Association. Donnelly vs. Baldwin Judge Donnelly has served since 2005 on Ohio’s largest common pleas court. He notes that he’s the only one of four candidates running for two seats on the bench who has prosecutorial experience. He has also presided over criminal and civil trials while his opponent’s judicial experience has been on domestic relations and appeals courts. Judge Donnelly and Judge Baldwin have been rated “highly … [Read more...] about Two seats on Ohio Supreme Court up for election