Slate's complete coverage of Elena Kagan.

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May 11 2010 7:02 PM

Slate on Elena Kagan

Our complete coverage of Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

President Obama has nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan, formerly the dean of Harvard Law School, to replace Justice John Paul Stevens, who is retiring, on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kagan will be Obama's second appointee to the nation's high judicial body. Below is Slate's coverage of the run-up to Kagan's nomination and debate surrounding her confirmability.

"The Kagan Kids: Why the younger generation doesn't care about the debate over the latest Supreme Court nominee," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

"But Enough About Me: What Do You Think of Me? Can we please stop talking about Supreme Court nominees like they are real people?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

"Detention Slip: The Obama administration wants to hold terrorists. Did SCOTUS just give them a green light?" by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

"Youthful Indiscretions: Don't judge Elena Kagan by her college thesis," by Christopher Beam. Posted Monday, May 17, 2010.


"Don't Bork Kagan: Sex, religion, and a nominee's right to privacy," by William Saletan. Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

"Kagan and Late-Term Abortions," by Emily Bazelon. Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

"The Sphinx: Why the inscrutable Elena Kagan makes everyone nervous," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, May 10, 2010.

"Too Powerful and Too Big Gabfest: Listen to Slate's review of the week in politics," with Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. Posted Friday, April 23, 2010.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Matter: Quit playing the she is/she isn't game with Elena Kagan," by Emily Bazelon and Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Friday, April 16, 2010.

Justice Stevens' Retirement

"What Are Liberal Law Students So Sad About? They have no one to look up to," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Thursday, April 15, 2010.

"Choose Your Own Supreme Court Justice: Out of our Top 21, whom do you like best?" Emily Bazelon, Dahlia Lithwick, Jeremy Singer-Vine, and Chris Wilson. Posted Monday, April 12, 2010.

"Who Should Replace Justice Stevens? An offbeat shortlist," by Emily Bazelon and Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Friday, April 9, 2010.

"The Unsung Empathy of Justice Stevens: Justice John Paul Stevens is the model for why empathy matters," by Dahlia Lithwick and Sonja West. Posted Friday, April 9, 2010.

"Short Shrift: The Supreme Court shortlist as political anthropology," by Dahlia Lithwick. Posted Monday, April 5, 2010.

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