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Supreme Court Justice Alito visits Juneau the newest member of the nine-member court, although that status will not last long. Fellow Associate Justice David Souter announced his resignation last week. Alito's multi-day visit to attend the bar convention prompted widespread curiosity...
Outside column: Senators' attacks on Sotomayor unjust

...politicians say they admire - the pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps ideal - to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court? Instead of applauding someone with Ivy League degrees from Princeton and Yale Law School, someone...
No wonder it's, like, called the high court and stuff

...queried John Paul Stevens. Anthony Kennedy got really psychedelic. "Suppose the banner said, 'Vote Republican'?" David Souter inhaled. Imagine, he said, that the student "just holds a little sign in the Shakespeare class that says 'Bong...
Alaska Chief Justice Fabe promoted for high court

...Feldman, a prominent Anchorage attorney, heartily agrees Fabe would be an excellent replacement for retiring Justice David Souter. "She may not be on the short list of national commentators who are assembling a list of likely candidates, but by...
Court probes student free speech limits

...message that contained no pitch for drug use. "It sounds like just a kid's provocative statement to me," Justice David Souter said. Students in public schools don't have the same rights as adults, but neither do they leave their constitutional...
For GOP, Specter's exit isn't the problem

...for shepherding conservative judicial nominees, a role that gave him the power and attention he craved. With Justice David Souter retiring from the Supreme Court, you can bet that Republicans will miss the tough questions Specter would have asked...
Still hearing cases, retired Justice O'Connor faulted for taking public policy issue stands

...retirement. It is not uncommon for retired justices to sit with federal appeals courts from time to time. Justice David Souter, who left the court in 2009, has heard cases with the Boston-based court. Through the end of March, O'Connor...
Nuance matters in abortion debate

...roots. In the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey, upholding Roe, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Justice David Souter and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote: "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence...
US Justice Alito addresses Juneau on hot-button issues

...opinionated comments, the Alaska Bar members did get Alito's views on the pending resignation of fellow Associate Justice David Souter from the bench. In the case of Souter, Alito was more than happy to offer opinions. He called Souter "a wonderful...
Coeur Alaska wins Supreme Court case

...lake, stream or ocean as a waste treatment system,' the Act's drafters stated, 'is unacceptable.'" Justices David Souter and John Paul Stevens joined her in the minority. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts...


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