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On This Date in Legal History

On August 7, 2010, Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 100th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. When she was nominated, she was serving as the United States Solicitor General. (Learn about the Solicitor General’s office at http://1.usa.gov/1INUeV3.) Justice Kagan … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On December 31, 1884, Stanley Reed was born.  He served as our twenty-third Solicitor General from 1935-1938, and as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1938-1957.  Learn more about Justice Reed at https://goo.gl/oDylMI and https://goo.gl/PlfgVc.

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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

On May 10, 2010, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 63-37. See the Senate Roll Call at http://goo.gl/sCXFAA. On August 7, 2010, she was sworn in as … Continue reading

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Justice Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court on this date in 2010.  President Obama nominated her on May 10, 2010.  At the time she was the United States Solicitor General.  (Learn about … Continue reading

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HBO’s “Thurgood”

HBO‘s Thurgood is a one-man show filmed before a live audience at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Laurence Fishburne plays Thurgood Marshall, who presumably returns to Howard University School of Law to share his life story with the student … Continue reading

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Who Argues Cases For The United States Before The Supreme Court?

Lawsuits involving the United States make up approximately 2/3 of the cases brought before the United States Supreme Court.  The Solicitor General determines which cases the United States will pursue on appeal and what arguments will be made.  He, or … Continue reading

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