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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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-19/court-balks-last-minute-voting-change
Not For Web
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/nra-says-it-wont-endorse-senate-race
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071410/opi_675714981.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060310/opi_648333997.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/mark-sherman/2011-12-06/court-hear-secret-service-appeal
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-03/chief-justice-roberts-reaches-greatne
Opinion
The dangers of an imperial presidency

...to implement his program, he could make an end-run around Congress, but at a grave risk to the rule of law. As Elena Kagan put it when she was a Harvard law professor: "Presidents, more than agency officials acting independently, tend...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111010/opi_733934328.shtml
Opinion
Still hearing cases, retired Justice O'Connor faulted for taking public policy issue stands

...fight over the health care law because of his wife's public criticism of the law. Some conservatives say Justice Elena Kagan should not take part in the health care case because of her work in the Obama administration before joining the court...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-10/still-hearing-cases-retired-justice-oco
State
My turn: Empire makes curious statements in support of Murkowski's write-in bid

...Pro-Choice America rates Murkowski at 25 percent. Murkowski voted against the nomination of both Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Human Rights Campaign rated Murkowski at zero for her vote in favor of constitutionally...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092710/opi_712557203.shtml
Opinion
Sen. Murkowski makes the case for Senate seniority

...unemployment benefits. The cost, she said, simply couldn't be put on the "government credit card." She opposed Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, questioning her view of the 2nd Amendment and gun rights. Miller, a graduate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082310/sta_699160348.shtml
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