August 7, 2010 She becomes the 112th justice and the fourth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to Kagan in a ceremony at the court.
August 5, 2010 That a former U.S. solicitor general and dean of Harvard Law School would attract just five votes from 41 GOP senators underscores just how much the wrangling over federal court vacancies has come to reflect the nation’s growing political divide.
July 20, 2010 The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. The 13-6 vote sends Kagan's nomination to the full Senate. Lindsey Graham was the only Republican on the panel to vote in favor of Kagan.
July 4, 2010 In between arguing about the commerce clause and explaining the meaning of interlocutory appeal, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan delivered some very funny lines over 17 hours in a Senate hearing room.
July 2, 2010 Elena Kagan's stated admiration for Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court justice she once clerked for, became the focus of much scrutiny during her confirmation hearings. Marshall's son talks about the late justice's true legacy, and his relationship with Kagan.
July 1, 2010 On the fourth day of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, get up-to-the-minute analysis.
June 30, 2010 Senators have spent two days confronting nominee Elena Kagan with questions about abortion, gun rights and presidential power. But while she may not get their votes, even Republican leaders say it seems likely she will make it to the Supreme Court.
June 30, 2010 Get up-to-the-minute analysis as senators quiz Elena Kagan on her views during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearings.
June 29, 2010 On the second day of Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama stuck to combative questioning while other Republicans remained tepid. Though Kagan did not fully reach the level of meaningful engagement she called for in an article 15 years ago, she did reveal some insights.
June 29, 2010 Elena Kagan's treatment of military recruiters at Harvard Law School took center stage Tuesday on her second day of confirmation hearings to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. In tones at times emotional and steely, Kagan defended her record as a Harvard dean, even when challenged by Sen. Jeff Sessions.