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... more »
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has won a weeklong delay in scheduled action to send Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.
Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama says GOP senators need more time to review written answers Kagan supplied for questions they... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah says he'll oppose Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Hatch is a former Senate Judiciary chairman and a current committee member who supported Kagan's installation as U.S. solicitor general.
The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up Kagan's... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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,... more »
Bill Clinton's presidential library is keeping secret memos and notes Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan wrote in connection with the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit.
Kagan was deeply involved in defending Clinton in the lawsuit brought by the ex-Arkansas state worker that touched off events leading to Clinton's impeachment,... more »
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... more »
The woman President Barack Obama is set to nominate to the Supreme Court is known as sharp, politically savvy and someone who has led a blazing legal career. Solicitor General Elena Kagan was the first female dean of Harvard Law School and the first woman to serve as the top... more »