The Supreme Court has issued a pair of significant but incomplete victories for supporters of gay marriage.
With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
After nearly three months of intense scrutiny and more than 17 hours of testimony, New York native Elena Kagan was officially sworn in Saturday as the fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
A year after Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor became the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court, the Senate confirmed Manhattanite Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman on the country’s high court.
The full Senate was debating New Yorker Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court Tuesday, CBS 2’s Whit Johnson reports.