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  • Obamacare’s heated day at Supreme Court: Kagan, Ginsburg attempt to aid defense of the law

    March 27, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    The Supreme Court appeared closely divided along ideological lines during tense arguments over President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Tuesday, with conservative justices vigorously questioning the Obama administration’s lawyer on whether Congress had the power to require people...

  • Kagan expected to win approval to high court

    August 5, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    The U.S. Senate is expected to approve Elana Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court.

    The full Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on the nomination. The Senate Judiciary Committee had approved Kagan two weeks ago by a 13-6 vote mostly on party lines.

    If approved by the Senate, Kagan,...

  • Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan approved by Senate Judiciary Committee in 13-6 vote

    July 20, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    From LATimes.com:

    Elena Kagan, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee on a nearly party-line vote Tuesday, her next to last hurdle before gaining a lifetime seat on the high court.

    The vote was 13-6, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joining the majority Democrats.

    Read the full story at LATimes.com.

  • What’s happening with Kagan today

    By Melanie Reynard

    June 28, 2010 | 1:07 pm

    From WSJ.com:
    Kagan Opening Statement: Restraint, Deference to People’s Will

    Elena Kagan will open her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court with a nod to concerns of both conservatives and liberals.

    At least three times in her opening statement, she will speak of the...

  • Kagan seen as brilliant and affable—and a mystery

    May 11, 2010 | 1:40 pm

    Rabbi David Saperstein runs through a shopping list of superlatives on Elena Kagan—“self-evidently brilliant” and “steady, strategic and tactical”—before acknowledging that he doesn’t have much of a handle on what President Obama’s choice to fill a U.S. Supreme Court seat actually...