SCOTUSblog reports the news and refers to the sound as a "lively chime."Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan chuckle. Breyer looks to Chief Justice John Roberts with an apologetic expression before sharing a laugh with Justice Clarence Thomas. Show More Summary
Monday was Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first day on the bench hearing cases, but it didn’t go well as other justices were quick to put him in his place. The case was about federal workers who lost their jobs. Lawyer Chris Landau, representing a Census Bureau worker, said his client was...
To read the headlines, you’d think that newly minted Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch was having his bed short-sheeted like a frat-boy freshman being hazed by upperclassmen. As our colleague Robert Barnes pointed out, being the most junior of the elite robe-wearing society does come with certain unglamorous responsibilities, like serving on the court’s […]
No one could have known it at the time, but at the end of last summer, Justice Elena Kagan gave Neil Gorsuch a face-to-face tutorial on what it means to … Click to Continue »
The Republican demanded A.G. Loretta Lynch and Justice Elena Kagan sit out on conflicts of interest, but he refuses to step aside on investigating Russia.
To answer the question posed in Morning Docket today... no. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Miguel Estrada will not be the next Solicitor General. [Law.com] Elena Kagan is finally getting some meme love. [Huffington Post] The Texas Supreme Court is hearing arguments about rolling back spousal benefits for same-sex couples. Show More Summary
Nancy Pelosi aint having it pic.twitter.com/g3jWwjhwCT — Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) March 1, 2017 We are all Elena Kagan pic.twitter.com/BuoljihPVp — Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) March 1, 2017 The Notorious RBG had the best idea — she didn’t bother to show up. What’s going on that does not involve the Dolt-in-Chieftests? While Trump is speaking, results from […]
Justice Elena Kagan mentioned Donald Trump's Twitter feed, which he used as a candidate and now as U.S. president, as an example of how social media has become vital in the political sphere.
Justice Neil Gorsuch “should have a hearing and he should meet the voting standard that Supreme Court nominees are held to of 60 votes, a standard that was met by Elena Kagan as well as Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s choices.” — Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), remarks on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Feb. 1, 2017 “If […]
Legal website that predicted Elena Kagan in 2010 favors Gorsuch, Pryor.
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 »
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