Justice Elena Kagan


It's official. The U.S. Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court by a vote of 63-37. What sort of justice will she turn out to be? For some sobering predictions, here's a sampling of Reason's coverage of Kagan's ideas and her Senate confirmation hearing:

Natural Reluctance. Elena Kagan's disturbing refusal to acknowledge pre-existing rights. By Jacob Sullum.

Elena Kagan on Free Speech, Executive Power, and Judicial Restraint. Will Obama's Supreme Court pick show too much deference to the government? By Damon Root.

Will Elena Kagan Allow Books to be Banned? Understanding the Supreme Court nominee's chilling argument in Citizens United. By Daniel Shuchman.

"She is certainly a fan of presidential power." By Radley Balko.