October 18, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to enforce a strict 2011 voter identification law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The court provided no reasoning in its order, which will be in effect for November's general elections. Early voting in the state begins this ...[read more]
June 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Abramski v. United States that the government can enforce a ban on purchasing a gun for someone else, a so-called "straw purchase," even if that other person is lawfully allowed to have a gun. The court held that a gun buyer's intent to sell a firearm to ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. Los Angeles that federal law preempts certain provisions of an agreement that trucking companies must sign before they can transport cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. In an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan, ...[read more]
January 11, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 11, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that debtors applying for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy cannot count a car as a deduction in their repayment arrangement if the debtor has already paid off the vehicle. Justice Elena Kagan authored her first opinion in the 8-1 decision in Ransom v. FIA ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 7, 2011, the US Senate approved Donald Verrilli, Jr. as the next US solicitor general, who is formally responsible for conducting all litigation on behalf of the US in front of the US Supreme Court. The position had been left vacant after Elena Kagan was sworn-in as a Supreme Court justice ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Holder v. Gutierrez that an alien must individually satisfy the requirements of 8 USC § 1229b(a) rather than it being imputed on them by a parent. Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the court, which was simply that the Board of ...[read more]
October 15, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday rejected a request by Judicial Watch and the Media Research Center (MRC) for documents pertaining to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as solicitor ...[read more]
August 7, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 7, 2010, Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 112th justice of the US Supreme Court. The former US Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School replaced Justice John Paul Stevens. Kagan was nominated to the court by President Barack Obama in May 2010 and the US Senate confirmed her ...[read more]
June 13, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court decision in Flores-Villar v. United States upholding a gender-based distinction in two former sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Justice Elena Kagan took no part in the decision, and the court split 4-4, resulting in the ...[read more]
June 7, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Senate Tuesday approved Donald Verrilli, Jr, as the next Solicitor General by a vote of 72-16, taking the position left open since Elena Kagan was sworn in to the Supreme Court last August. Verrilli is a veteran Supreme Court lawyer and former clerk for Supreme Court Justice William ...[read more]

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