Latest Elena Kagan News

Shadow docket Supreme Court decisions could affect millions

Sep. 04, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traditionally, the process of getting an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court takes months and those rulings are often narrowly tailored. Emergency orders, especially during the court's summer break, revolve around specific issues, like individual death penalty cases. ...

Biden blasts high court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Sep. 02, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday blasted the Supreme Court's decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state and directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the impact. Hours...

Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated

Aug. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court on Tuesday...

Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated

Aug. 24, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court...

Supreme Court blocks part of NY eviction moratorium

Aug. 12, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked part of New York's moratorium on evictions, put into effect because of the coronavirus pandemic, less than a month before it was supposed to expire anyway. The legal issue is distinct from those surrounding a new...

Biden makes selection for his top Supreme Court lawyer

Aug. 11, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar to be his administration's top Supreme Court lawyer on a permanent basis. Prelogar has served in the position on an acting basis since January, arguing two cases...

Today in History

Aug. 07, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2021. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1998, terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people,...

Today in History

Aug. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2021. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1962, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on...

Hawaii Senate panel hears testimony on appeals court nominee

Jul. 27, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday heard testimony on the nomination of Daniel Gluck, the executive director of the Hawaii Ethics Commission, to serve on the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Critics have questioned Gov. David Ige’s choice...

Today in History

Jul. 20, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2021. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first...