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Elena Kagan

Nov 8, 2010

Supreme Court turns down early health care challenge

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case. The high court almost never reviews cases […]

Oct 4, 2010

New high court era: three female justices

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court began a new era Monday with three women serving together for the first time, Elena Kagan taking her place at the end of the bench and quickly joining in the give-and-take. In a scene that will repeat itself over the next few months, Kagan left the courtroom while the other justices […]

Oct 4, 2010

Kagan asks questions at first high court argument

WASHINGTON — This time Elena Kagan got to ask the questions. With her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court now a part of history, the court’s newest justice — and third woman — took a direct role for the first time in a case before the court. Less than 20 minutes into the court’s new […]

Jun 11, 2010

As Clinton counsel, Supreme Court nominee Kagan defended religion rights

WASHINGTON — Memos turned over to Congress Friday show Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan at times took a broad view of individuals’ right to religious expression during her tenure as a White House counsel to former President Bill Clinton. The papers reveal that Kagan in 1996 helped draft an executive order detailing federal employees’ rights […]

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