One of the points of the Fourth Amendment is to ensure that when people search your home, they have a warrant, and of course there are exceptions to thatFourth Amendment before U.S. Supreme Court Jan 13, 2011
Since its inception, the Arizona private-school-tuition tax credit has cost the state, by its own estimate, nearly $350 million in diverted tax revenueCourt narrows some church-state challenges Apr 04, 2011
Every judge has to do what he or she thinks the law requires. But on the other hand, there's no question that the court is served best and our country is served best when people trust the court as an entirely non-political bodyKagan: 'Don't ask, don't tell' is unjust Jun 30, 2010
I'm sure that everybody up there is acting in good faithKagan: 'Don't ask, don't tell' is unjust Jun 30, 2010
Every judge has to do what he or she thinks the law requires. But on the other hand, there's no question that the court is served best and our country is served best when people trust the court as an entirely non-political bodyUPI NewsTrack TopNews Jun 30, 2010
Elena Kagan (pronounced /ˈkeɪɡən/; born April 28, 1960) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 7, 2010. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice.
Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After attending Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, she completed federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court clerkships. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as policy adviser, under President Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean.
President Obama appointed her Solicitor General on January 26, 2009. On May 10, 2010, Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy from the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. After Senate confirmation, Kagan was sworn in on August 7, 2010, by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Kagan's formal investiture ceremony before a special sitting of the United States Supreme Court took place on October 1, 2010.