Elena Kagan

 
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Live coverage of the Kagan confirmation hearings

Streaming video plus full coverage of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings from the PBS NewsHour.

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O’Connor: Confirmation process is ‘narrow path’ for nominee

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court, spoke with Need to Know’s Alison Stewart about the confirmation process, civics in schools and motherhood.

For Kagan, don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t need to know

Here is what you absolutely do not “Need to Know” about Elena Kagan: whether or not she is gay. Yet everyone, it seems, is talking about just that in the run-up to next month’s confirmation hearings.

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Next week’s news

Andy Borowitz predicts the headlines. Next week: Hugo Chavez professes his love for Justin Bieber. And Sarah Palin makes a not-so-shocking admission.

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Essay: Thurgood Marshall and the ‘flawed document’

Alison Stewart discusses former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s mentor and one-time candidate for removal from Texas social studies textbooks.

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Elena Kagan

President Obama just named U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. If Kagan is confirmed, there’ll be more women on the bench than ever before. Here are five things you need to know about Elena Kagan: 1. Kagan’s long legal career includes little trial experience and [...]

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