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Sen. Begich Gaffes: 'Four Women' On The Supreme Court

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) claimed on Friday that four women served on the Supreme Court while discussing the recent Hobby Lobby ruling. This would come as a surprise to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the three woman currently holding seats on the highest court. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes and the vanishing copyright

last monthArts : Arts Post

Sherlock Holmes may finally be free. Thursday, United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan dismissed a plea from the Conan Doyle Estate to block publication of a new collection of stories based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. For decades, the Doyle heirs have jealously guarded all “literary, merchandising, and advertising rights” for Doyle’s works. Anyone […]

The Designer High-Powered Women Love But You've Never Heard Of

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Nina McLemore is responsible for the colorful, modernized suits, jackets and pants women like Hillary Clinton or U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan wear on a regular basis. But considering how ubiquitous her designs are, it's remarkable how unfamiliar most people are with her work – by name, at least. Read more...

More On Today's Union Decision

Here's a helpful summary from Elena Kagan's dissent in today's anxiously awaited Supreme Court case on union agency fees: Read More ?

Elena Kagan Can’t Believe That Target Is So Easy To Defraud

The former Harvard Law dean makes very clear in her decision that she has never shopped at one. The Supreme Court on Monday gave a broad reading to a federal bank-fraud law, ruling it can be used to prosecute a scam artist who used altered checks to deceive cashiers at Target Corp. Show More Summary

Supreme Court: Law-Abiding Citizen Cannot Buy a Gun for Another Law-Abiding Citizen

On June 16, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a law-abiding citizen cannot buy a gun for another law-abiding citizen. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the majority opinion and Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the dissent. As Breitbart News reported...Show More Summary

When the Personal Is Judicial: What's So Jewish About Justice Kagan's Opinion in Town of Greece?

Co-authored with Lila Corwin Berman, Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History, Temple University. Her historical error aside, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's decision to close her dissenting opinion in the case of Town of Greece v. Show More Summary

A Missed Chance on Religious Freedom

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

Religious liberty in the United States is a gift, based, as Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her dissent to Monday’s public prayer decision, on “the breathtakingly generous constitutional idea that our public institutions belong no less to the Buddhist or Hindu than to the Methodist or Episcopalian.”

Elena Kagan and the Politics of Politeness

4 months agoNews : News Desk

One thing that bothered Justice Elena Kagan, in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, was the direction preachers were facing. Since 1998, town-board meetings in Greece, which is near Rochester, in upstate New York, had opened with a prayer, offered by a rotating cast of clergymen. Show More Summary

WSJ Should Re-Read Kagan Dissent In Public Prayer Case

The Wall Street Journal mischaracterized Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's dissent in the Greece, New York, public prayer case, accusing Kagan and the other liberal justices who dissented of "working hard to push religion to the sidelines...Show More Summary

Kagan: SCOTUS Prayer Ruling Shows ‘Blindness’ to Secular Principles

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

The Supreme Court ruled today that legislative prayer sessions are not in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, but Justice Elena Kagan issued a strong dissent taking a shot at her colleagues' "blindness" on the issues at stake.

Minority retort

YESTERDAY, as expected, the Supreme Court upheld, by a 6-2 vote, a 2006 amendment to the Michigan state constitution banning race-sensitive admissions policies in public universities. With Justice Elena Kagan recused (she had workedShow More Summary

A Body Blow to Racial Discrimination

Yes, you read it here: the Supreme Court of the United  States, in a 6-2 decision (Elena Kagan took no part in the case), upheld Michigan’s ban on racial discrimination in college admissions, overturning a lower court’s intervention to reverse a 2006 referendum in which Michigan voters decisively rejected the invidious process. You’ll be reading [...]

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court today upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in public college admissions and state hiring, in a decisive 6-2 decision. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor were the only dissenting votes, with Elena Kagan having recused herself, Politico reports. The case revolved around a 2006 ballot measure, approved...

3 Reasons Affirmative Action Will Be Okay Despite Supreme Decision

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The Supreme Court just ruled that Michigan's ban on government affirmative-action was constitutional. The ruling was 6-2. Yes, there are nine Supreme Court Justices, but Elena Kagan had to recuse herself because she was involved with the case while she was Solicitor General. Read more...

Die Another Day

Back when Justice Elena Kagan was Solicitor General Kagan, she argued to the Supreme Court in favor of the ban on corporate spending in the Citizens United case. She offered the justices all kinds of ways for the court to decide that case in favor of the nonprofit corporation, short of overturning the ban itself. Show More Summary

Sotomayor, Kagan Tell Christian Business: If You Don’t Like the Law – Pay the Obamacare Tax

It’s an Obama world. Far left Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested during oral arguments Tuesday that employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees. Just pay the … Continue reading ?

This Must Have Felt Good

This morning Elena Kagan cited Antonin Scalia's own arguments in front of him to argue against overturning the Obamacare birth control mandate.

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