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SCOTUS Exercises Equitable Power in Kansas Water Rights Dispute

In a fractured opinion authored by Justice Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court sided with Kansas in a battle over water rights in the Republican River Basin. Kagan, along with the Court's four liberals, signed on to the whole opinion. Chief Justice Roberts agreed, but only to parts I and III.......

Why charge less when increasing the price increases demand?

That’s a question that university administrators have been asking themselves for many decades now. A couple of days ago, when asked to opine on the issue, Elena Kagan delicately suggested that, in conventional economic terms, it doesn’t make sense for Denny’s to charge almost as much for its Grand Slam Breakfast as Le Bernardin charges […]

Morning Docket: 02.03.15

You know that televised Supreme Court oral arguments are a technological advance that is far away from happening when even Elena Kagan, the youngest justice on the high court, is "very conflicted" about the idea. [Legal Times] "Legal jujitsu. Show More Summary

Kagan Says She’s Uneasy With Allowing Cameras in Court

Don't hold your breath waiting for the Supreme Court to allow cameras into its courtroom, says Justice Elena Kagan.

Conservative group demands Ginsburg and Kagan recuse themselves from marriage equality cases

In a laughable display of desperation, the American Family Association is demanding that Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from the four marriage equality cases it recently agreed to hear. Their...Show More Summary

AFA Demands Justices Kagan and Ginsburg Recuse Themselves From SCOTUS Gay Marriage Case

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Family Association (AFA), known for its vehement and vitriolic opposition to gay rights, has demanded that Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (a.k.a. Notorious R.B.G.) recuse themselves from the Court's review of the 6th Circuit...

AFA Demands: Kagan And Ginsberg Must Recuse Themselves From Marriage Case

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear the issue, American Family Association says Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from making any same-sex marriage decisions because they have both conducted same-sex marriage ceremonies. Show More Summary

Anti-Gay Group Wants Kagan and Ginsburg to Recuse from Marriage Case

The frothingly anti-gay American Family Association is pushing Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to remove themselves from the upcoming case that will decide whether same-sex marriage is protected under the Constitution. They're arguing that both women have officiated at gay weddings, making them "activists" for homosexuality. Read more...

Justices Scalia and Kagan Duck Washington for Hunting Getaway

They may be ideological foes on the bench, but this week, in the chilly late-autumn wilderness of north Mississippi, Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia were simply hunting buddies.

The injustices of Supreme Court justices

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions process because of low minority enrollment....

At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Justice Samuel A. Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions process because of low minority enrollment. And Justice...

Justice Kagan: Paul Krugman using “just ridiculous language” on courts

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Speaking at Princeton, Justice Elena Kagan described as “just ridiculous language” Paul Krugman’s claim that the higher federal courts are “corrupt.” It is just ridiculous, as we noted the other day, and it’s nice to hear Krugman called out for it at his own university by someone in a position to know. Show More Summary

Hazing and hunting on the Supreme Court.

"They hazed me, this is true," Elena Kagan said. They made her head of cafeteria committee:"It's not a very good cafeteria, so this is really just the opportunity they have to kind of haze you all the time. Like, 'Argh, you know, Elena,...Show More Summary

Israel lobby stakes claim for Jerusalem at Supreme Court, but Kagan isn’t buying

Lawyers for an American boy seeking to have his passport say Israel when he was born in Jerusalem say it's no big deal, but Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan responds that's absurd, as Jerusalem rages

Do U.S. labor markets favor single and childless women?

A recent article in the New York Times made this observation: The last three men nominated to the Supreme Court have all been married and, among them, have seven children. The last three women — Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Harriet...Show More Summary

ALABAMA: Christian Group Calls For Elena Kagan & Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Recuse Themselves From Marriage Cases

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: Kayla Moore, President of the Montgomery-based Foundation for Moral Law, today called upon U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from a case involving same-sex marriage because each of these Justices has personally performed a same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Kagan Officiates Same-Sex Marriage; Lawyers Push to Be 'The Case'

We've got a double-dose of Supreme Court-related news today: A Supreme Court justice officiated a same-sex marriage over the weekend. And though Justice Elena Kagan isn't the first current or retired justice to do so, it's sure to draw some complaints and questions about bias, with the Court set to......

Three of history's four women Supreme Court Justices have now performed same-sex weddings

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Justice Elena Kagan has joined Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the list of US Supreme Court Justices who have performed same-sex weddings: Justice Kagan Performs Her First Same-Sex Wedding [AP] Meanwhile, Justice Antonin Scalia...

This weekend, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan officiated in the same sex nuptials between a former

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

This weekend, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan officiated in the same sex nuptials between a former law clerk and his husband. Immediately after the ceremony, Kagan hopped on the phone and ordered your parents to get a divorce. You know how marriage is — one in, one out. Read more...

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