December 13, 2010 Justice Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court's newest member, says that the institution's "learning curve is extremely steep," so much so that "sometimes it seems vertical."
December 6, 2010 High court expert Stuart Taylor says the the lack of clear precedents could mean an overturn of the health law. He adds that precedents are on both sides and the court's conservative tilt could lead it to rule the new law unconstitutional.
November 12, 2010 On this day in 1975, Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Supreme Court longer than anyone in history, retires.
October 27, 2010 An errant 1 am robocall disturbed the sleep of hundreds of Nevadans, leading to anger and apologies. The robocall featured the voice of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor asking Nevadans to
October 22, 2010 Virginia Thomas' request that Anita Hill apologize for accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991 has prompted Thomas' former girlfriend to break her silence about the man she used to date.
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October 4, 2010 Nobel Medicine Prize; Supreme Court opens; tankers attacked in Pakistan; Verizon Wireless to offer some refunds
August 5, 2010 The 37 votes in the Senate against the confirmation of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court is the 6th highest of any court nominee since World War II, and the 3rd highest for those who were confirmed.
August 5, 2010 Elena Kagan was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court by the Senate in a 63 to 37 vote. Kagan, the Obama Administration's solicitor general, is the fourth woman confirmed to court. The vote gives the court three women justices.
August 5, 2010 The U.S. Senate votes to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court by a vote of 63-37. Five Republicans voted in favor; one Democrat voted against.
August 5, 2010 Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he will vote against Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. Sticking to the Republican line, he says her that while she's "brilliant" that doesn't overcome what he called her lack of experience.
July 27, 2010 Senate Republicans Block Campaign-Finance Bill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), shown in a June 29 file photo, says he will vote for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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July 20, 2010 The Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court fell on strict party lines ... except for Sen. Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican voted in her favor.
July 19, 2010 The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a vote that is assured of passing. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, hasn't ruled out a filibuster.
June 29, 2010 Republicans say that Elena Kagan's clerking for the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall belies a liberal/activist bias.
June 28, 2010 We often hear that Supreme Court confirmation hearings are little more than political theatrics... A new study claims there may be more to that story.
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