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Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor formed the majority with Kennedy on Friday, the same lineup as two years ago.The earlier decision...
Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

...The letter is read annually at Touro, and in recent years, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have given the keynote address during the ceremony."It has stood as a beacon of religious freedom and tolerance in...
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After historic arguments, gay marriage ruling coming

...same-sex unions because marriage always has been about biological bonds between parents and their children.Justice Elena Kagan said some people have difficulty with that argument, finding it "hard to see how permitting same-sex marriage discourages...
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High court upholds use of controversial execution drug

...war" against executions by working to limit the supply of more effective drugs. On the other side, liberal Justice Elena Kagan contended that the way states carry out most executions amounts to having prisoners "burned alive from the inside...
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Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...the voting process trump "the potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement." Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor joined the dissent.Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged the proximity to the election, but...
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NRA says it won't endorse in Senate race

...grade and the NRA's endorsement if he had not voted for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominees, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. Both were opposed by the NRA.On gun votes, Begich has stood with NRA members 100 percent of...
Outside editorial: Stop making Supreme Court nominees duck and dodge

...President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court from the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings? They learned that Elena Kagan can joke about Jews going to Chinese restaurants on Christmas Day. That she thinks a federal requirement that citizens...
Nuance matters in abortion debate

...Party. Or that, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 59 percent of Americans want Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, if she is confirmed, to uphold Roe v. Wade. So what's the source of this new conventional wisdom? Most of it...
Court to hear Secret Service appeal

...administration said conflicts with other appeals court decisions and previous high court rulings in similar cases.Justice Elena Kagan is not taking part in the case, probably because she worked on it while serving in the Justice Department.Howards...
Chief Justice Roberts reaches for greatness

...resolution - he is only human - but it is noteworthy that he got seven votes (including Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan, both appointed by Democrats) to join in invalidating the Medicaid expansion conditions of the healthcare law, the...


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