Edgartown, Mass. (CNN) — President Barack Obama thinks he’ll have the chance to nominate at least one more Supreme Court justice before his term in the White House is up.
Speaking to Democratic supporters at a fundraiser on Monday in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama used the potential decision to elicit support for Democrats, who he said needed to maintain control of the U.S. Senate in order for his picks to be confirmed.
(CNN) – The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.
"This is part of ensuring that all women have access to contraception coverage," said a senior administration official.
Earlier this month the Supreme Court issued a temporary order that allows Wheaton College to avoid covering birth control without filing a religious exemption form with its insurer. The new revisions to the Obamacare mandate reveal that the White House is anticipating the U.S. Supreme Court's finalization of the temporary injunction in the coming months.
(CNN) – Previously confidential memos from Bill Clinton’s White House show how two women now on the Supreme Court were strongly criticized by administration officials at the time as they were being considered for key judicial positions.
Officials who worked for the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993 had serious reservations about her, according to the newly released documents from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
(CNN) - After first declining to take a position on the decision earlier this month, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he backs the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in its case against Obamacare.
Asked about his thoughts on the case at a campaign stop in Iowa, Christie unveiled his support.
Washington (CNN) – Republican support for the Supreme Court has jumped, according to a new national survey that also indicates that Democratic approval of high court rulings has plunged.
A Gallup poll released Monday also indicates that Americans remain divided over the job the justices are doing.
(CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she's donated her speaking fees from colleges and universities over the past year and a half to her family's foundation.
In an interview with ABC News, Clinton also weighed in on immigration, as well as the Supreme Court's recent rulings thwarting Obamacare mandates that require certain employers to cover contraceptives.
(CNN) – In a departure from other Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not give an opinion Tuesday on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, arguing there was no point in making a comment about the decision.
"The fact is that when you're an executive, your Supreme Court makes a ruling and you've got to live with it unless you can get the legislative body to change the law or change the Constitution," the potential presidential candidate said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Washington (CNN) - At first glance, Monday's Supreme Court ruling that closely held companies cannot be required to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees appears to be a defeat for the White House, Democrats and the health care reform measure they pushed into law.
Most Republicans were quick to celebrate the ruling.
Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that closely held companies cannot be required to pay to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees, ending its term with a narrow legal and political setback for a controversial part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law.
In a 5-4 decision, the high court's conservatives essentially ruled that some for-profit corporations have religious rights.
(CNN) – The same day the Supreme Court issued a high-stakes ruling on a controversial part of President Barack Obama's health care law, a new national survey indicates confidence in the high court is at a record low, as Americans' trust in all three branches of government has fallen.
The release of a Gallup poll Monday coincides with the high court's decision that the government can't require that closely held companies pay for some types of contraceptives for its employees.