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  • Harvard expulsion revealed in trader's NYC trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former money manager facing trial on insider trading charges was expelled from Harvard Law School more than a decade ago after he used a forged transcript he claimed he created to impress his parents to apply for a clerkship with as many as 23 federal appeals judges, according to documents unsealed Thursday.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    ALICEA: The academy's war on free thinking

    "One cannot truly understand a legal argument on behalf of one client or side without thoroughly understanding and addressing competing arguments and objections," said Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow at a recent Federalist Society conference on intellectual diversity in law schools.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KRITIKOS: Harvard Law's dearth of intellectual diversity

    Harvard Law School's chapter of the Federalist Society recently hosted a conference addressing intellectual diversity in law school. Martha Minow, dean of the Harvard Law School, issued a statement at the conference professing Harvard Law's commitment to intellectual diversity.


  • Janet Napolitano

    PRUDEN: Sticks, stones and dangerous words

    The scholars and wordsmiths at the Department of Homeland Security leave everyone who aspires to good citizenship speechless.


  • 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.


  • Illustration: Elena Kagan and Sharia

    GAFFNEY: Kagan's Shariah problem

    The author of the New York Times best-seller "The Grand Jihad," Andrew C. McCarthy, has put the Senate Judiciary Committee on notice: There is a serious problem with the nomination of Elena Kagan to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court: "As dean [of the Harvard Law School] she became the champion of Shariah."


  • Associated Press photographs
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ms. Kagan answered a variety of questions thrown at her by Republican lawmakers.

    Kagan sidesteps Republican punches

    Republican senators Tuesday pressed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan repeatedly over concerns she would be an activist judge, with President Obama's pick defending her record on restricting military recruiters at Harvard, gun rights, the rights of individuals vs. corporations and her admiration for the late Justice Thurgood Marshall.


  • Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies Tuesday on Capitol Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination. (Associated Press)

    Republican attacks Kagan stance on military recruiters on campus

    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday defended her position to restrict military recruiter access to Harvard Law School while she was dean, telling a Senate panel she always acted within the law.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy swears in nominee Elena Kagan. "The Supreme Court is a wondrous institution. But the time I spent in the other branches of government remind me that it must also be a modest one - properly deferential to the decisions of the American people and their elected representatives," she said.

    Kagan stands ground, stresses 'impartiality'

    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Monday pushed back at Republican accusations that she is liberal ideologue, telling Congress that if confirmed she would consider every case "impartially, modestly" and "in accordance of the law."


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