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Solicitor General Elena Kagan

Now That it Made History With Elena Kagan, the Senate Should Do Our Lower Courts Justice

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

During this time of celebration, we have concrete evidence of how much progress the country has made and can make. But we cannot lose sight of how much more remains to be achieved.

Elena Kagan's Writings Offer Clues To Her Judicial Philosophy

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Elena Kagan, a Supreme Court nominee without judicial experience, has suggested in writings and speeches over a quarter-century tha...

Elena Kagan Stepping Aside As Solicitor General During Confirmation Process

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is stepping aside as solicitor general during her confirmation process. Kagan wrote a letter to ...

Elena Kagan Urged Bill Clinton To Ban Late-Term Abortions In 1997

AP | JILL ZEMAN BLEED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As a White House adviser in 1997, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan urged then-President Bill Clinton to support a ban on la...

Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Nominee: Who Is She?

Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination marks the culmination of an illustrious career in both academia and government. Before serving as the Solicitor...

Kagan Kabuki Theater Delivers More than Drama and Comedy

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

OPINION - The senatorial process of vetting Supreme Court candidates is about as close to Kabuki theater as we get in America. Elena Kagan did the ri...

Elena Kagan Matters to Young People

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

Young people could care less about the Harvard prodigy. It behooves us to pay attention to the Kagan nomination, and here is why.

Elena Kagan Endorsed By 10 Former Solicitors General

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Liberal and conservative former solicitors general going back 25 years endorsed Elena Kagan on Tuesday for the Supreme Court, even ...

Kagan is No Lady Gaga of Law

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Maybe Kagan is no Lady Gaga when it comes to fashion. But for most Americans, the way Kagan outfits herself is just fine. What's in her mind and her heart are far more important than what's on her back, neck, or her ring finger.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Elena Kagan Emerging As Supreme Court Front-Runner

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elena Kagan, President Obama's solicitor general, is rapidly emerging as a frontrunner to replace retiring Chief Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. ...

Elena Kagan: Bench the Judge-Umpire Analogy

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Chief Justice Roberts declared during his confirmation hearing that "Judges are like umpires... Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them." There are three strikes against this analogy.

The next justice

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

President Barack Obama's next nomination to the Supreme Court, his second in as many years, may come as early as this spring, followed shortly by Sena...

The New Normal

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

The nomination of Elena Kagan to replace John Paul Stevens as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court is historic. The great thing about a historic first is that it begins the process of transforming what came before into an outdated anachronism.

Progressives Should Stop Sniping at Kagan

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Kagan is eminently confirmable and confirmable at a point when the Obama administration needs every ounce of political capital it can muster to push through any semblance of meaningful reforms.

Jason Linkins

Sessions, Hatch Distance Themselves From RNC Attack On Kagan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two high-ranking Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have sought to distance themselves from the RNC in the wake of yesterday's bizarre deci...

Swiftboating General Kagan on DADT Is Bad Politics and Bad Policy

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

There is nothing in the record to suggest that Elena Kagan spoke against the military, and everything to suggest that she went out of her way to defend the anti-discrimination policy and to welcome veterans.

Kagan's Affirmative Action Achilles Heel

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will plop an issue back on the nation's table that hasn't been seen or heard from or about in what seems like ages. And that's affirmative action.

Elena Kagan Supreme Court Confirmation Battle: How Her Opponents Will Try To Kill Her Nomination

The Huffington Post | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Elena Kagan has been officially appointed heir to Justice Stevens, conservatives and other Kagan-critics have been readying themselves for a ...

Will Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Experience Sexist Attacks?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I would bet dollars to donuts that Kagan will be raked over the coals and accused of lacking experience -- simply because she's a woman.

Jason Linkins

RNC Attacks Kagan Over Praise For Thurgood Marshall [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The RNC has released a statement slagging Kagan for her tribute to -- uhm -- Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court. Smooth move!

Elena Kagan Tapped For Supreme Court (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same ...

Obama's Supreme Court Pick: Has More Than 6 On List

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is considering a list of more than six contenders for the Supreme Court that is dominated by women and Hispa...