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
Justice Elena Kagan says the court is "working hard" to achieve consensus and avoid 4-4 deadlocks. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will meet Merrick Garland for breakfast. And a look at the Panama law firm at the center of the offshore-account data leak. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
The court, facing the prospect of an extended stretch with an eight-member bench, is “working really hard” to reach consensus, Justice Elena Kagan said.
Justice Elena Kagan thinks that her Court took a terrible wrong turn in a 27-year-old opinion limiting the right to counsel. The post The Most Interesting Opinion The Supreme Court Handed Down This Year appeared first on ThinkProgre...
Joe Biden called them a “kabuki dance.” Elena Kagan called them a “vapid and hollow charade.” So Supreme Court confirmation hearings are worthless, right? Wrong. Our research moves beyond the conventional wisdom espoused by Biden, Kagan and others, and presents a strong case for an alternative view...
During oral arguments last week before the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Justice Elena Kagan noted that she was struck by the clear relationship between abortion restrictions in Texas and the closing of abortion clinics. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major abortion rights case with three women on the bench. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan all played an outsized role in the hearing for Whole Woman's Health v. Show More Summary
When Justice Clarence Thomas broke his decade-long silence on Monday to defend the Second Amendment rights of domestic abusers, court-watchers speculated that the famously reticent justice might step up to fill the conservative vacuum created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Show More Summary
Writes Axelrod, at CNN.com today.He's relating a conversation he had with Scalia when they happened to have been seated together at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, right after David Souter had announced his retirement. Show More Summary
Antonin Scalia may have been a reliably conservative justice on the Supreme Court, but his personal preferences were a little more surprising. Less than a day after Scalia's death, David Axelrod, in a CNN blog post, shared a little-known anecdote about the 79-year-old justice: He was pulling for the nomination of liberal Justice Elena Kagan. Show More Summary
David Axelrod reports that the late Justice Antonin Scalia actually recommended that President Obama pick Elena Kagan to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Said Scalia: “I have no illusions that your man will nominate someone who shares my [...]
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, has said the Supreme Court declared itself God by ruling in favor of same-sex marriage last year. Speaking with radio show host Joyce Kaufman last week, Gohmert said the ruling was an “illegal decision” and called for Jus… Read The post Rep. Louie Gohmert: Impeach RBG and Elena Kagan Because Gay Marriage – LISTEN appeared first on Towleroad.
In a case that Justice Elena Kagan has said could "radically restructure the way workplaces across" the United States "are run," the court will hear from both sides of a case brought by 10 California teachers who say they have a First Amendment right not pay fees to a union.
Earlier this week, Justice Elena Kagan went back to the law school she used to call her home to discuss statutory interpretation. It seems the former Harvard Law School dean fancies herself a "textualist" these days, just like her hunting buddy. Show More Summary
Justice Antonin Scalia will "go down as one of the most important, most historic figures on the court," Justice Elena Kagan says. Meanwhile, Justice Sonia Sotomayor regrets not being a law clerk. And a federal jury resumes deliberations Wednesday in the conspiracy trial of a former energy executive in West Virginia. Show More Summary
Hunter College High School in Manhattan has long been reckoned among the best public high schools in the United States; in 2004, the Wall Street Journal ranked it at the very top. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, author and television news host Chris Hayes, cybersecurity guru Bruce Schneier, and novelist Cynthia Ozick are among its […]
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has referenced Dr. Seuss to get her point across during oral arguments. Justice Stephen Breyer on Monday drew an analogy to his grandson making excuses to avoid doing homework. Rhetorical devices take all kinds of forms on the bench. Show More Summary
Let's all gaze at (or read the description of) this portrait of current Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and former (and first female) Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and thinkShow More Summary
Voters on both the left and the right often claim that there is no difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties, and of course that isn’t true. There’s a big difference between Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia, for one thing. Show More Summary