In her first two terms, Justice Elena Kagan has honed a "remarkably conversational tone," according to a law professor who conducted an analysis of the justice's writing style.
Another shooting party for Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. The two went quail and pheasant hunting Saturday in Virginia; no details on how many birds they brought down. This is the latest of several hunting trips the two made since Scalia introduced his colleague to the sport three years ago; besides birds, […]
"Every year you see two or three [Harvard Law] students who you know are natural leaders. Everybody saw that with Barack Obama... Everybody saw that with Elena Kagan. There are students who come in with charismatic qualities who other people follow. Show More Summary
This morning, the press was given a chance to gaze upon a new portrait by Nelson Shanks featuring Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Close-up after the jump. Read more...
Here's another one to add to the charming Elena Kagan anecdote file providing a wonderful glimpse into how the least transparent of the three branches of government operates. Speaking during an interview at the Fortune Most PowerfulShow More Summary
Lucky Elena Kagan. She gets to sit out this year’s affirmative action case at the Supreme Court, probably because she worked on a related matter when she was solicitor general. Part of me wishes I could skip it, too. This is a case that liberals will lose, and probably deserve to lose.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The last time the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major campaign finance dispute, then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan stood at the lectern making the government's case to the justices. On Tuesday she was on the bench, nearly as forcefu...
Speaking at Harvard Law School last week, where she used to be dean, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan gleefully told an overflow crowd of students about the time she shot Bambi. Raised in New York City, she had never shot a gun—“this is not really what we did on the weekend,” she explained to laughter. Show More Summary
AP Photo/Susan Walsh O ne of the central arguments made by In the Balance, Mark Tushnet's terrific new book about the current Supreme Court bench (reviewed here by Garrett Epps), concerns the counterweight to the conservative faction led by Chief Justice John Roberts. Show More Summary
– Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan celebrating Yom Kippur at Adas Israel Congregation in Cleveland Park. Ginsburg attended an alternative outdoor service Friday night, while Kagan opted for the traditional services inside. Unexpected treat: During a serious discussion … Continue reading ?
Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan says justices on the nation's highest court send messages to each other "through memos printed on ivory paper," and do not use email, Facebook, or Twitter.
This is a rather frightening admission from Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Apparently the other justices haven't "gotten to email" and don't understand modern computer technology at even the most basic level. From Huffington Pos...
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Though she "did seem to get it," when lawyers for California and the games industry were arguing before the Supreme Court, we weren't sure that Justice Elena Kagan, or justice, played any video games before their landmark Brown vs. EMA decision in 2011. Actually, they did. "It was kind of hilarious," she told the AP. Read more...
The next time the Supreme Court rules on a technical issue, you might want to think back to the conversation Elena Kagan had yesterday at Brown University. "The justices are not necessarily the most technologically sophisticated people," Kagan told the historian interviewing her, according to the AP. "The court hasn't...
According to Justice Elena Kagan, the rest of her colleagues are Supreme technophobes. Because “[t]he court hasn’t really ‘gotten to’ email,” they still pass handwritten memos to each other. [Associated Press] “[I]f we don’t get some...Show More Summary
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elena Kagan says she and her fellow Supreme Court justices aren’t very tech savvy and still communicate with each other the same way they did when she was a clerk in 1987: with paper memos. In an appearance in...Show More Summary
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Privilege is like money--when you have none it is impossible to get and when you have more people offer it to you at every turn. Last week… Tim Pawlenty… Annie Lennox… Elena Kagan…. And then I flew to Chicago and watched everyday people lose their lives. Show More Summary
(Ilya Somin) Justice Elena Kagan recently did a video interview with Jeffrey Rosen. As with most Supreme Court justices, Kagan is very careful about what she says in public about her colleagues in and the cases before the Court. But there are some interesting moments nonetheless, such as her discussion of the difficulties the justices experience in [...]
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan told a crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival that fellow Justice Antonin Scalia took her "big-game hunting," boasting that she had bagged a deer on the trip. "I shoot birds with him two or three times a year now," Kagan said. Show More Summary