Justice Elena Kagan

Mar 8, 2018

Supreme Court Notebook: Kagan recalls clerking for Marshall

Justice Elena Kagan recalled the moment 30 years ago when Justice Thurgood Marshall looked at her "as though I must have lost my mind."

Feb 22, 2017

Supreme Court sides with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class. The justices ruled unanimously that federal disability laws might allow Ehlena Fry to pursue her case in […]

Apr 16, 2015

Female Supreme Court justices honor O’Connor

All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to honor former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.

Sep 9, 2013

Law blog roundup

Everyone knows Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from litigation over Obamacare while solicitor general. But here's why she did it.

Apr 30, 2013

Supreme statements at opening of UB’s new law center

While U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan acknowledges the precarious state of legal education today, she believes there are law schools that will make it through these times even stronger.

Jan 10, 2013

Lawyers defend right to use drivers’ records to seek clients

The justices of the Supreme Court are trying to dissect the language of a poorly worded federal statute that protects drivers’ personal information from misuse in an effort to determine whether lawyers broke the law in looking for potential class action plaintiffs.

Jun 4, 2012

High court protects Secret Service agents

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that two Secret Service agents are shielded from a lawsuit filed by a man they arrested after a confrontation with then-Vice President Dick Cheney. The 8-0 decision comes in a case that began with the arrest of Steven Howards following a chance encounter with Cheney at a shopping […]

Apr 25, 2012

High court hints at OK on Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON — Bucking the Obama administration, Supreme Court justices seemed to find little trouble Wednesday with major parts of Arizona’s tough immigration law that require police to check the legal status of people they stop for other reasons. But the fate of other provisions that make Arizona state crimes out of immigration violations was unclear […]

Apr 17, 2012

Supreme Court says drug patent correction may be needed

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says the makers of a name brand drug may have to correct a patent that could hinder the approval of a generic drug. The high court on Tuesday agreed with a court decision that forced Novo Nordisk A/S to correct the patent for repaglinide, which is marketed as the diabetes […]

Dec 5, 2011

Court takes case over Cheney-event arrest

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear an appeal from Secret Service agents who say they should be shielded from a lawsuit over their arrest of a Colorado man who confronted Vice President Dick Cheney. The justices will review a federal appeals court decision to allow Steven Howards of Golden, Colo., to […]

Nov 2, 2011

Supreme Court takes up case on eyewitness identification

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared resistant Wednesday to increasing constitutional safeguards against the use of some eyewitness testimony at criminal trials, despite mounting evidence that eyewitness identification plays a crucial role in cases in which people were wrongly convicted. The justices heard arguments in a case that deals with a narrow slice of the […]

May 16, 2011

Supreme Court won’t revive torture lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The appeal asked the court to examine two controversial aspects of the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks, “the extraordinary rendition” program that sent the suspects to secret prisons […]

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