Supreme Court Nominations

Kagan Coverage Roundup: Day 3

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Check back at throughout the day for news developments about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Today’s news highlights included:

Hearings provide primer on Legalese 101; ‘stare decisis’ is word of the day. (Associated Press)

But Kagan’s cultural knowledge may be lacking re vampires and werewolves. (New York Times Arts Beat blog)

Dahlia Lithwick: Kagan is outgoing and hilarious, yet smart and serious about the law. (Slate)

Sen. Jeff Sessions question and Kagan answer about potential letter of support for appointment of Miguel Estrada as a judge suggest legal ethics question. (Legal Ethics Forum)

If confirmed, Kagan will earn at least $213,900 a year. But will that be enough, if she stays on the U.S. Supreme Court bench for decades? Other judges don’t seem to think so. (Wall Street Journal opinion, sub. req.)

Also see earlier Kagan news from

Kagan Finishes Hearings with Praise from Both Parties, and ‘Concern’ From Republicans

GOP Takes 2nd Round: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ Military Recruiting (Podcast)

Sessions to Kagan: Tell Us About Appealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Cases

Today’s Metaphors: Kagan Advises Democrats About Being an Actor and an Umpire

GOP Expects to Press Kagan Further as Panel Weighs Schedule Over Byrd’s Funeral

Kagan Coverage Roundup: Day 2

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