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4 years 5 months ago

New Supreme Court term starts today

The Supreme Court is starting its new term with a new justice, Elena Kagan, and bad news for hundreds of parties trying to get their cases heard at the high court. The justices are expected to start work Monday by denying many of the nearly 2,000 appeals that piled...

4 years 8 months ago

Kagan seems to be on way to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats and Republicans agree that Elena Kagan seems to be on her way to confirmation to the Supreme Court. Republicans have been unable to get her to reveal much about her legal views, or say anything that might threaten her confirmation. Her appearance before the Senate...

4 years 8 months ago

Nominee Kagan promises impartiality on court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is expected to face hours of questioning -- some of it less than friendly -- when her confirmation hearing resumes tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Today, after opening statements from panel members, Kagan read a statement in which she promised...

4 years 8 months ago

Kagan hearings begin

WASHINGTON (AP) - The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are urging Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to be open with lawmakers and the American people scrutinizing her qualifications for the high court bench. But beyond that broad admonition, Democrat Patrick Leahy and Republican Jeff Sessions parted company. Leahy,...

4 years 10 months ago

Scrutiny promised for Supreme Court nominee

Senate Republicans are promising to take a close look at President Barack Obama's latest Supreme Court nominee, even though Solicitor General Elena Kagan is considered likely to be confirmed. John Cornyn of Texas says it's their duty to give her record "a full and fair review." Susan Collins of...

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