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Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan (pronounced /ˈkeɪɡən/; born April 28, 1960) is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After attending Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, she completed federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court clerkships. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as policy adviser, under President Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean. President Obama appointed her Solicitor General on January 26, 2009. On May 10, 2010, Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy from the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. After Senate confirmation, Kagan was sworn in on August 7, 2010, by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Kagan's formal investiture ceremony before a special sitting of the United States Supreme Court took place on October 1, 2010. Kagan was born in New York

Elena Kagan - Death Sentence for Bad 'Twilight' Joke

Elena Kagan - Death Sentence for Bad 'Twilight' Joke

Apparently, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan isn't a fan of "Twilight" ... 'cause at today's Senate confirmation hearing, the gun critic shot down a terribly delivered "joke" question about… READ MORE >

Elena Kagan vs. Chaz Bono: Who'd You Rather?

Elena Kagan vs. Chaz Bono
Who'd You Rather?

Solicitor General Elena Kagan (left) could transform history by becoming the fourth woman to sit on the  Supreme Court, while former woman Chaz Bono (right) changed his story by transforming… READ MORE >

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Supreme Court Nominee -- King of Queens?

Supreme Court Nominee -- King of Queens?

Here's President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan (left) -- and former "King of Queens" star Kevin James (right).One of them is about to be probed by the… READ MORE >

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