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First Monday Firsts: An Advocate Interview
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by Michelle Olsen, Appellate Daily

This post first appeared on Appellate Daily . Monday was the first day of the 2010 Supreme Court Term, the first day on the bench for Justice Elena Kagan, and the first time three women have sat on the Court. For at least one advocate, it was also... Read More

Senate Confirms Kagan As Fourth Woman Supreme Court Justice
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 63-37 today to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five Republicans, the two Senate independents and all but one Democrat supported President Barack Obama's... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Copyright Dispute Over First-Sale Doctrine
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The reach of the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S. Code Section 109(a), was debated Nov. 8 by an eight-member panel of the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over watches lawfully manufactured abroad and sold... Read More

U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Blanket Strip-Search Policy
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Strip searching all new arrestees with or without suspicion before mixing them with the general jail population is appropriate, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 2 ( Albert W. Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders... Read More

Panel: How Kagan Will Affect Supreme Court Hard To Judge
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by Gregg Lawson

PHILADELPHIA - New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan may well be more moderate than retired Justice John Paul Stevens, and the court may miss Steven's leadership, panelists at the Sept. 20 Supreme Court Preview at the National Constitution Center... Read More

Supreme Court Grapples With NASA Privacy Questions
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to restrict the government's ability to investigate the people who want to work inside its installations in the post-9/11 world, despite concerns that federal officials could go too... Read More

3 Women On Supreme Court: How Big A Difference?
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) At least once a term for 13 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled, some lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court would mistake her for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, or vice versa. No matter that Brooklyn-born Ginsburg and... Read More

Senate Confirms Kagan As Supreme Court's 112th Justice
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the Supreme Court's 112th justice and fourth woman, selecting a scholar with a reputation for brilliance, a dry sense of humor and a liberal legal bent. The vote was 63-37 for President... Read More

Liberal Group: Pro-Business Tilt On Roberts Court
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A study from a liberal interest group says the Supreme Court of Chief Justice John Roberts has a decidedly pro-business tilt, echoing the line Democrats are taking in support of the nomination of Elena Kagan to fill its latest... Read More

Kagan Confirmation Would Affect Major Tobacco Case
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) It's a simple matter of math: Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court has complicated the government's effort to force the tobacco industry to cough up nearly $300 billion. If confirmed by the Senate as a justice... Read More

Kagan Pledges Deference To Congress
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan pledged Monday to be properly deferential to Congress if confirmed as a justice and strive to "consider every case impartially, modestly, with commitment to principle and in accordance with... Read More

Kagan Should Have Quick Path To Supreme Court
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. –(AP) A key Senate Democrat predicted a vote by early August to confirm Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next Supreme Court justice, even as skeptical Republicans warned against a rush to judgment. Judiciary Committee Chairman... Read More

Leahy Predicts Kagan Approval; Hearings Near End
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan neared the end of a grueling turn in the Senate Judiciary Committee witness chair Wednesday, and the senator presiding over the proceedings predicted her confirmation. "Solicitor General Kagan... Read More

Documents Offer Sketchy Clues To Pragmatic Kagan
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) From welfare and assisted suicide to police rights, a few scribbled notes and brief e-mails offer an outline of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan as a pragmatist with sometimes unpredictable views on hot-button topics when she... Read More

Pfizer Stock Sold, Roberts To Hear Company's Cases
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Chief Justice John Roberts has sold his shares of Pfizer Inc., a move that allows him to participate in two pending Supreme Court cases involving the pharmaceutical maker. Federal law requires judges to sit out cases if they own... Read More