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  • ON THE SIDELINES: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan can't hear about half the cases this term because of her previous involvement. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Speech rights imperiled by Kagan

    Defenders of the First Amendment are worried about the Supreme Court term that opened yesterday. With potentially explosive First Amendment cases on the docket, new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is in prime position to push odd and dangerous ideas about free speech.


  • ON THE SIDELINES: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan can't hear about half the cases this term because of her previous involvement. (Associated Press)

    High-profile cases fill Supreme Court docket

    The Supreme Court's upcoming term will include the most emotionally charged freedom-of-speech case in recent history along with the usual assortment of high-profile challenges focusing on hot-button issues such as immigration and prosecutorial misconduct.


  • Elena Kagan is sworn in as the Supreme Court's newest member as Chief Justice John Roberts, right, administers the judicial oath, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The Bible is held by Jeffrey Minear, center, counselor to the chief justice. Kagan, 50, who replaces retired Justice John Paul Stevens, becomes the fourth woman to sit on the high court, and is the first Supreme Court justice in nearly four decades with no previous experience as a judge. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Pfizer stock sold; Roberts to hear company's cases

    Chief Justice John Roberts has sold his shares of Pfizer Inc., a move that allows him to participate in two pending Supreme Court cases involving the pharmaceutical maker.


  • FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is photographed in her chambers in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Women on Supreme Court no longer seen as 'curiosity'

    At least once a term for 13 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled, some lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court would mistake her for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, or vice versa.


  • Elena Kagan is sworn in as the Supreme Court's newest member as Chief Justice John Roberts, right, administers the judicial oath, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The Bible is held by Jeffrey Minear, center, counselor to the chief justice. Kagan, 50, who replaces retired Justice John Paul Stevens, becomes the fourth woman to sit on the high court, and is the first Supreme Court justice in nearly four decades with no previous experience as a judge. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Kagan becomes fourth female justice

    Elena Kagan was sworn in on Saturday as the 112th justice and fourth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Better vetting needed for Obama nominees

    It was indeed sad to see that the debate in the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan deteriorated into a mere guessing game as to the final tally of votes rather than a debate on the nominee's merits or demerits ("Kagan's confirmation tally becomes Hill guessing game," Politics, Tuesday).


  • Illustration: Abortion (after Da Vinci)

    YOEST & KING: Rights for the unborn

    President Obama's selection of Elena Kagan, the most demonstrably pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee in recent memory, presented a daunting challenge to pro-life leaders, as her 63 Senate votes during Thursday's confirmation attest.


  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, talks with Sen. John Cornyn, D-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, as they walk to McConnell's office, following the weekly caucus luncheons. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    Inside the Beltway

    They knew it was coming. They've heaved a sigh.


  • Associated Press
YOUNGEST MEMBER:  Elena Kagan is scheduled to  be sworn in Saturday for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.

    Senate confirms Kagan to Supreme Court

    The former Harvard Law School dean is the court's youngest member and just the fourth woman in history to receive the lifetime appointment.


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