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Justice Kennedy Again A Dominant Figure On Roberts Supreme Court
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by Gregg Lawson

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Supreme Court released 82 rulings in its 2010-2011 term ending in June, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy once again the dominant figure on the court, making the majority in 14 of the 16 cases that were decided by a 5-4 vote, according... 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

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

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

Kennedy's Clout Could Grow On High Court
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Justice Anthony Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of... Read More

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and... Read More

Judiciary Panel OKs Elena Kagan For Supreme Court
Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Pushing toward an election-year Supreme Court confirmation vote, a polarized Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved Elena Kagan to be the fourth female justice. Just one Republican joined Democrats to approve Kagan's nomination... Read More

Elena Kagan Chosen By Obama For Supreme Court
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (AP) President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's... Read More