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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.

Morning Docket: 03.18.14

Justice Elena Kagan is looking forward to hunting a new kind of game next year with Justice Antonin Scalia. Gobble gobble, bitches. They’re going after wild turkeys, and not the whiskey. [Legal Times] If you’ve been wondering why Morrison & Foerster is referred to as MoFo, the backstory isn’t as cool as we were led to believe. Show More Summary

Legal Valentine: 5 Reasons to Love Justice Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not only the most senior member of the U.S. Supreme Court, she's arguably its most groundbreaking. Fellow Justice Elena Kagan told The New York Times on Monday that her own path to the nation's highest court -- which followed being Dean of Harvard Law and......

Supreme Court should reverse forced unionization

By Christian Schneider, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel On a Tuesday late last month, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan had Wisconsin on her mind. The court was hearing arguments as to whether an Illinois home health care worker...Show More Summary

Elena Kagan: First Lesbian Justice?

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Curve Magazine

Her sexuality is only one of many questions we have for the newest Supreme Court Justice when she dons her robes this October.

"Is Elena Kagan a 'paranoid libertarian'?"

"Judging by Sunstein’s definition, the answer is yes."

Even Elena Kagan can’t get out of jury duty

–Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reporting for jury duty at D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday. A spokeswoman confirmed that the highest court’s newest justice arrived at the courthouse this morning but had no further details on whether she’d been chosen as a potential juror. Whether or not Justice Kagan runs into Chris Brown is also […]

Four Supreme Court Justices featured in grand-scale painting at the National Portrait Gallery

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery is displaying a loaned portrait of the first female Supreme Court Justices, Sandra Day O?Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The 9-foot-6-inch by 7-foot-9-inch oil...Show More Summary

The ‘Remarkably Conversational’ Style of Elena Kagan

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.

Antonin Scalia, Elena Kagan take another hunting trip

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, […]

"He came in with his right hand raised and basically kept it raised the entire semester," said Alan Dershowitz about Ted Cruz.

"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

The Four Women of the Supreme Court Look Fierce in Cool New Portrait

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

Supreme Court's Angry Email Solution: Justices Only Send Each Other Paper Memos

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

The Michigan Experiment

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.

Kagan, now in a robe, argues again for campaign finance limits

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...

The Coming of the Kagan Court

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

I Was Wrong about Elena Kagan

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

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