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Justice Breyer's cellphone rang during oral argument today.

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

Courtroom bursts into laughter after Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan mocks Neil Gorsuch

last weekNews : The Raw Story

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...

Being a Supreme Court newbie isn’t all drudgery. Elena Kagan will be throwing a party for Neil Gorsuch.

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 […]

Even on the Supreme Court, the new person gets the jobs no one else wants

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 »

Sessions Loved Telling Dems to Recuse

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Non-Sequiturs: 03.01.17

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

Late Night Open Thread: “Class Tells When There Is No Class”

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 […]

Supreme Court Poised to Strike Down N.C. Law Barring Sex Offenders From Facebook

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

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.

Senate Democrats’ misleading language on a 60-vote ‘standard’ for Supreme Court nominees

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 […]

Fans have fantasy sports, Supreme Court nerds have FantasySCOTUS

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Legal website that predicted Elena Kagan in 2010 favors Gorsuch, Pryor.        

Harvard Law Dean Steps Down to Teach

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......

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh’s Unique Group of Friends Includes Elena Kagan, Judge Judy

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

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 […]

Sonia Sotomayor: Sometimes I Wanted To Bash Scalia With a Baseball Bat

6 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

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

Elena Kagan Keeps It Real, Says Having An Eight-Member Supreme Court Is Not 'Cost-Free'

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Kagan: 8-member Supreme Court a problem over time

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 »

Justice Sotomayor Doesn’t Believe SCOTUS Will Ever Be Diverse Enough to Look Just Like America

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor have been speaking out about the vacancy and the job in general for a few days now.

Sidebar: Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan Muse Over a Cookie-Cutter Supreme Court

The justices discussed diversity on a Supreme Court drawn solely from Ivy League law schools and almost entirely from the East and West Coasts.

Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia Bonded Over ‘Veep,’ And Other Revelations From Last Night’s Just For Laughs Panel

 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 Upholding UT's Affirmative Action Program, Supreme Court Brings Closure To The Issue - For Now

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 [...]

Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of Texas Affirmative Action Program

10 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

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

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