Chief Justice John Roberts and new Justice Elena Kagan after her swearing-in on Aug. 7.
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August 9, 2010 This summer, federal judges have once again been horning in on issues of great interest and high stakes. Gay marriage. Immigration. The health care law. State-federal legal battles are on the rise.
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.
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.
July 1, 2010 The Kagan hearings were, admittedly not that interesting, except for a Twilight cameo.
July 1, 2010 Ian finds false information on the internet.
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 Barring some bombshell, Elena Kagan is likely to be confirmed as the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice.
June 21, 2010 With the confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan's nomination for the Supreme Court commending on Monday, the deadline to send your prediction on the final Senate vote is Friday, June 25.
June 8, 2010 Be the first to correctly guess the full Senate vote to confirm Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court and you can win a genuine Geraldine Ferraro for Congress campaign button from 1978.
May 11, 2010 Vice President Biden whispers something in Solicitor General Elena Kagan's ear. Did he tell her she's a big lovemaking nominee?
May 10, 2010 President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Already Kagan is proving to be a potential issue in the 2010 midterm elections.
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