When Elena Kagan left Harvard to become a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Martha Minow had a tough act to follow as the new dean at Harvard Law School. That was eight years ago, longer than Minow expected to serve as dean. Now, after weathering financial and enrollment......
Pictured here, on the left, is Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at a taping of Judge Judy. As you can see, Harbaugh appears to be smiling, while he observes the TV judge dressing down someone in her court. But later that day, the coach was not so pleased when Judge Judy took his measure in […]
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw operas with him. Justice Elena Kagan went hunting with him. Justice Stephen Breyer traded playful barbs with him. But one liberal justice never fully succumbed to Antonin Scalia’s charm: Sonia Sotomayor. Show More Summary
With their summer recess winding down, members of the Supreme Court are wrapping up their public appearances before they return to the bench in October. In one such event last week, Justice Elena Kagan gave law students at Harvard aShow More Summary
Justice Elena Kagan says the longer the Supreme Court is stuck with only eight members, the more it has to deal with the prospect of not being able to decide cases. … Click to Continue »
June 28, 2010, is a Monday. It is also roughly a week after the summer solstice, so just as the days start getting shorter here in the northern hemisphere, the United States Senate will begin hearings to confirm Elena Kagan as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor have been speaking out about the vacancy and the job in general for a few days now.
The justices discussed diversity on a Supreme Court drawn solely from Ivy League law schools and almost entirely from the East and West Coasts.
Yeah, yeah the country’s never been more polarized. But at least we have the bipartisan appeal of Veep, a show so unifying in its vision of selfish, bickering D.C. politicians that it was practically the only thing Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and the late Justice Antonin Scalia could agree upon. (Well, that and deer […]
In a 4-3 ruling broken down on ideological grounds, the Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action program used by the University of Texas. With the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat still unfilled and Elena Kagan sitting out because of her previous work on the case as Solicitor General, Justice Anthony Kennedy [...]
On Thursday, the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of an affirmative action program used by the University of Texas to increase diversity among its student body. With Justice Elena Kagan recused due to her work on the case as solicitor general, the vote in the case—called Fisher v. Show More Summary
Justice Elena Kagan says the court is "working hard" to achieve consensus and avoid 4-4 deadlocks. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will meet Merrick Garland for breakfast. And a look at the Panama law firm at the center of the offshore-account data leak. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
The court, facing the prospect of an extended stretch with an eight-member bench, is “working really hard” to reach consensus, Justice Elena Kagan said.
Justice Elena Kagan thinks that her Court took a terrible wrong turn in a 27-year-old opinion limiting the right to counsel. The post The Most Interesting Opinion The Supreme Court Handed Down This Year appeared first on ThinkProgre...
Joe Biden called them a “kabuki dance.” Elena Kagan called them a “vapid and hollow charade.” So Supreme Court confirmation hearings are worthless, right? Wrong. Our research moves beyond the conventional wisdom espoused by Biden, Kagan and others, and presents a strong case for an alternative view...
During oral arguments last week before the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Justice Elena Kagan noted that she was struck by the clear relationship between abortion restrictions in Texas and the closing of abortion clinics. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major abortion rights case with three women on the bench. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan all played an outsized role in the hearing for Whole Woman's Health v. Show More Summary
When Justice Clarence Thomas broke his decade-long silence on Monday to defend the Second Amendment rights of domestic abusers, court-watchers speculated that the famously reticent justice might step up to fill the conservative vacuum created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Show More Summary
Writes Axelrod, at CNN.com today.He's relating a conversation he had with Scalia when they happened to have been seated together at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, right after David Souter had announced his retirement. Show More Summary
Antonin Scalia may have been a reliably conservative justice on the Supreme Court, but his personal preferences were a little more surprising. Less than a day after Scalia's death, David Axelrod, in a CNN blog post, shared a little-known anecdote about the 79-year-old justice: He was pulling for the nomination of liberal Justice Elena Kagan. Show More Summary