June 29, 2010 The first African-American Supreme Court justice has played a prominent role in confirmation hearings for Kagan, who served as his law clerk. On Kagan's first day on Capitol Hill, Marshall's name came up more than 30 times. Most of the name-dropping came from Republicans, however, who did not describe Marshall favorably.
June 29, 2010 On the second day of Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, get up-to-the-minute analysis as senators question the Supreme Court nominee on her views on hot-button issues and her role as a judge.
June 29, 2010 View photos of the Supreme Court nominee from her high school days to Harvard Law School to her time as U.S. solicitor general.
June 28, 2010 Elena Kagan once described the Senate's Supreme Court confirmation hearings as exercises in "vacuity and farce." And when her hearings opened Monday, the senators were happy to remind her of those words. Then, they shocked the world and engaged in a meaty discussion about the direction of the current court. Now, will she jump in?
June 28, 2010 On the opening day of her confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan vowed to serve with a "commitment to evenhandedness, principle and restraint." She said the court must also "recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people."
June 28, 2010 Editors of SCOTUSBlog will live blog the hearings, and PBS will provide streaming video.
June 28, 2010 The Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings Monday on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. So far, Republican attempts to arouse controversy about Kagan have gained little traction, but this week marks the main event.
June 25, 2010 No one is credibly predicting that Elena Kagan's careful route to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court will be derailed. But a midterm election is looming, and neither party is about to let the political — and fundraising — opportunity of three days of televised Capitol Hill give-and-take go unmined.
June 10, 2010 The Senate's No. 2 Republican, Jon Kyl, said Thursday that Elena Kagan has the burden of proving she is fit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court because she lacks a track record as a judge that can be examined. Republicans say they plan to focus on memos Kagan wrote as a law clerk during her confirmation hearings.
June 9, 2010 As dean of Harvard Law, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan had to reconcile the conflict between the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and Harvard's anti-discrimination policy with respect to military recruiters on campus. While she never barred the military from campus, Kagan called its policy on gay service members a "moral injustice."
May 30, 2010 Elena Kagan's current job as solicitor general would present a conflict of interest if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court. The nominee has said she would not participate in any case in which she signed the brief and would also "look to the letter and spirit" of the Code of Judicial Conduct for further guidance.