There is a difference between what might be constitutional and what you can do politically...I think leaving a vacancy for up to four years is not why we are here.
Oct 27, 2016
The court looks the other way as yet another federal district judge casts aside state laws without making any effort to preserve the status quo pending the court’s resolution of a constitutional question it left open in United States v. Windsor…This acquiescence may well be seen as a signal of the court’s intended resolution of that question.
Feb 09, 2015
Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can't find a clause that says '... except when there's a year left in the term of a Democratic president.'
Feb 14, 2016
These are responsibilities I take seriously, as should everyone. They’re bigger than any one party. They’re about our democracy.
Feb 13, 2016
The advancement of the abortion industry’s bottom line shouldn’t take precedent over women’s health, and we look forward to demonstrating the validity of these important health and safety requirements in court.
Nov 13, 2015
And so I’m here before you this morning, with a seemingly impossible choice that I do not wish upon any of my fellow Americans: my conscience and my freedom.
Sep 04, 2015
People ask me, ‘when do you think there will be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is: when there are nine.
Feb 04, 2015
And while there are people of good conscience on both sides of this argument, one thing has become abundantly clear to me: the heavy hand of government must not make this decision for women and families.
Jan 27, 2015
The decision…to announce the [Ferguson] decision at 8:30 p.m. CT was foolish and dangerous. Here's the thing about that time of night: it's dark. Anyone – anyone! - should have known the decision in the Brown case would have been controversial. A decision not to indict, which was always possible, even likely, would have been sure to attract protests, even violence. Crowd control is always more difficult in the dark.
Nov 25, 2014