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“Our Two Supreme Courts”

John McGinnis: Speaking at Northwestern University Law School this semester, Justice Elena Kagan may have revealed more than she intended.  Amidst her entertaining and witty remarks, she described two very different kinds of discussions that take place at the conferences where the … Continue reading ?

Morning Docket 05.06.2015

This profile makes the case for Elena Kagan to be your new favorite Justice. (Don't worry RBG, you'll always be first in Staci's heart.) [American Prospect] The lateral partner wheel of fortune has taken another spin; Cozen O'Conner...Show More Summary

"Nary a 'no' vote in Louisiana House on resolution urging Ginsburg, Kagan recusal in gay marriage case."

Reports The Times-Picayune.Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan "have each engaged in public conduct suggestive of bias," reads Louisiana House Concurrent Resolution 85, sponsored by state Rep. Valerie Hodges, R-Denham Springs. Show More Summary

Louisiana Republicans accuse Justices Ginsburg and Kagan of marriage equality bias

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Democratic state House lawmakers in Louisiana were caught by surprise on Monday when their Republican counterparts pushed through a resolution calling for Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from a case involving same-sex marriage bans. The New Orleans...

Louisiana House Unanimously Adopts Resolution Urging Ginsburg and Kagan to Recuse from SCOTUS Marriage Case

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution urging Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the marriage cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The unanimous vote appears to have come about because of...

The laughable calls for high-court recusals

The right doesn't want Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to hear the marriage-equality case. The conservatives' weak pitch isn't working.

FLASHBACK: When Bill O'Reilly Called It "Nutty" For A Conservative Justice To Recuse Himself

Bill O'Reilly has called on Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the upcoming marriage equality cases -- even though neither justice has confirmed how they will rule. But in 2006, the Fox...Show More Summary

"The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant."

"The vote was 6-3 in Young's favor. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion."The outcome reflects a "middle ground" that Justice Elena Kagan suggested during arguments in early December. Courts must now re-examine Young's case with a more accepting view of the discrimination claim. Show More Summary

Justices Rule Opinions May Sometimes Be Basis for Securities Fraud Suits

Statements of opinion in securities filings are untrue only if they are not sincerely held, Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the majority.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Looks Directly Into the Selfie’s Soul

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi celebrated National Women's History Month by taking a selfie with the three women in the Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan both seemed to think this was a great idea, and smiled for the camera. Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have intended to... More »

That time Pelosi, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan took a selfie

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) honored Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan  and retired justice Sandra Day O'Connor at a Women's History Month reception in the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. Washington Post photographer Melina Mara was there to capture it all — including a behind-the-scenes look at a selfie Pelosi took […]

Lego Nixes Female Supreme Court Justices

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

You can buy a Lego White House—but not Legos of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Day O’Connor, or Elena Kagan. The ‘Legal Justice League’ was dumped as a ‘political symbol.’

Legal Justice League Spotlights the Ladies of the Supreme Court in LEGO Form - Because we ALL want a LEGO Sonia Sotomayor of our very own, right?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Artist Maia Weinstock has created an amazing tribute to the women of the Supreme Court by immortalizing Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan as custom LEGO minifigures! As she says on her site: This set of custom-designed LEGO minifigures, U.S. Show More Summary

Lego Rejected This Flawless Female Supreme Court Justice Set; We Object!

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Artist Maia Weinstock has created a set of Legos celebrating the four women who have served on the Supreme Court–Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan–and they are very cool. The only downside is that they are not available to preorder for the upcoming holiday season. Read more...

Kagan's Conversational Tone Gets the Public Involved in Opinions

Take a walk through the judicial opinions of Justice Elena Kagan, the most recent addition to the U.S. Supreme Court. You'll probably find something in them that you won't see in the other justices' opinions. Contractions, for one. Kagan uses them regularly, and that's unusual for someone at the highest......

Justice Kagan brilliantly illustrated how ridiculous the challenge to Obamacare is

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could severely damage health reform in America, and Justice Elena Kagan asked a clever question that drew laughter and exposed the logical weakness in the latest Obamacare challenge. Show More Summary

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

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

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