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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan: Presidential Authority and the Separation of Powers

Description: In light of Elena Kagan's nomination to serve as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, this report analyzes then-Professor Kagan's views of executive power and the doctrine of separation of powers as laid most extensively out in her 2001 Harvard Law Review article Presidential Administration.
Date: June 4, 2010
Creator: Tatelman, Todd B.
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From Solicitor General to Supreme Court Nominee: Responsibilities, History, and the Nomination of Elena Kagan

Description: This report examines both the office of the Solicitor General and the Justices who held that position before their elevation to the Court. After examining the office of the Solicitor General and its success before the Court, the report describes the professional careers of the four Justices who served as Solicitor General before joining the Court: William Howard Taft, Stanley Reed, Robert Jackson, and Thurgood Marshall. The final section of the report examines the career of Elena Kagan, noting in particular her service as Solicitor General.
Date: June 23, 2010
Creator: Navarro Smelcer, Susan & Thomas, Kenneth R.
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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan: Selected Freedom of Speech Scholarship

Description: President Obama has nominated his Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, to be the next Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, she would fill the seat being vacated by Justice John Paul Stevens upon his retirement at the end of the 2009/2010 term. Prior to her term as Solicitor General, Ms. Kagan, in her capacity as an academic and scholar, wrote influential pieces analyzing free speech jurisprudence. This report will explain these articles in further detail, as well as an additional, shorter piece, discussing the First Amendment implications of codes of conduct at public universities.
Date: June 18, 2010
Creator: Ruane, Kathleen Ann
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The Jurisprudence of Justice John Paul Stevens: Selected Opinions on the Jury's Role in Criminal Sentencing

Description: This report discusses Justice John Paul Stevens' opinions on the Jury's role in criminal sentencing. Justice Stevens has played a critical role in the Supreme Court's interpretation of a jury's role in criminal sentencing. In 2000, he wrote the majority opinion for the Court in Apprendi v. New Jersey, a landmark case in which the Court held that a judge typically may not increase a sentence beyond the range prescribed by statute unless the increase is based on facts determined by a jury "beyond a reasonable doubt." In 2005, he wrote one of two majority opinions in United States v. Booker, in which the Court applied the Apprendi rule to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. In those two cases and in several other cases on this issue during the past few decades, Justice Stevens has been a leading voice, articulating a broad interpretation of the jury trial and due process rights at issue.
Date: June 7, 2010
Creator: Henning, Anna C.
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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan: Defamation and the First Amendment

Description: This report discusses prior writings by Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on the interaction of defamation law and the First Amendment of the Constitution. It is based on two articles on defamation law written by Kagan during her academic career at the University of Chicago Law School and the Harvard Law School. The most recent of these articles is from 2000, and Kagan has not revisited this topic in any published writings since then. Thus, these two articles appear to represent her most extensive examination of the interaction between the First Amendment and defamation law.
Date: June 10, 2010
Creator: Liu, Edward C.
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Supreme Court Nominations Not Confirmed, 1789-2009

Description: From 1789 through 2009, Presidents submitted 159 nominations to Supreme Court positions. Of these, 36 were not confirmed by the Senate. This report provides a summary of these unsuccessful nominations and the factors that lead to them.
Date: May 11, 2010
Creator: Hogue, Henry B.
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The Jurisprudence of Justice John Paul Stevens: Selected Opinions on Intellectual Property Law

Description: This report briefly surveys decisions of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens in intellectual property cases. An examination of Justice Stevens' written opinions relating to intellectual property law reveals a strong desire to ensure that the rights of intellectual property creators are balanced with the rights of the public to access creative and innovative works.
Date: May 14, 2010
Creator: Yeh, Brian T.
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The Jurisprudence of Justice John Paul Stevens: Leading Opinions on Wartime Detentions

Description: This report discusses the justice John Paul Stevens that played a pivotal role in determining the scope of executive-branch power in a post-9/11 world. After 9/11, Congress quickly authorized the Executive to respond to the terrorist attacks using military force
Date: May 13, 2010
Creator: Henning, Anna C.
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The Jurisprudence of Justice John Paul Stevens: Selected Federalism Issues

Description: During Justice John Paul Stevens's tenure on the Supreme Court, the Court has continued to develop its jurisprudence on these constitutional provisions in resolving tension between federal versus state authority. Justice Stevens himself has written notable opinions on a range of federalism issues.
Date: May 19, 2010
Creator: Thomas, Kenneth R.
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The Jurisprudence of Justice John Paul Stevens: The Constitutionality of Congressional Term Limits and the Presidential Line Item Veto

Description: While the Supreme Court seems unlikely to address the constitutionality of term limits or the line-item veto in the future, Justice Stevens's conclusion that the absence of constitutional provisions expressly authorizing the exercise of certain powers constitutes a denial of these powers seems likely to influence the Court in the future, particularly in cases involving what Justice Kennedy and others have characterized as "horizontal" or "vertical" separation of powers.
Date: May 18, 2010
Creator: Manuel, Kate M.
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Supreme Court Nominations, 1789 - 2009: Actions by the Senate, the Judiciary Committee, and the President

Description: This report explains in detail the process of appointing Supreme Court Justices, both as it stands currently and how it has changed over the last two centuries. The report includes a table that lists and describes actions taken by the Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the President on all Supreme Court nominations, from 1789 to the present.
Date: May 13, 2009
Creator: Rutkus, Denis Steven & Bearden, Maureen
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Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 1995

Description: Volume of the United States Reports containing the final decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court justices regarding cases between June 13 and October 3, 1996. Also includes notes regarding the members of the Supreme Court, orders, and other relevant materials. Index starts on page 1061.
Date: 1999
Creator: United States. Supreme Court.
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Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 1995

Description: Volume of the United States Reports containing the final decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court justices regarding cases between October 2, 1995, and March 19, 1996. Also includes notes regarding the members of the Supreme Court, orders, and other relevant materials. Index starts on page 1303.
Date: 1998
Creator: United States. Supreme Court.
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Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 1993

Description: Volume of the United States Reports containing the final decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court justices regarding cases between October 4, 1993 and March 21, 1994. Also includes notes regarding the members of the Supreme Court, orders, and other relevant materials. Index starts on page 1323.
Date: 1997
Creator: United States. Supreme Court.
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Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 1997

Description: Volume of the United States Reports containing the final decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court justices regarding cases between October 6, 1997, and March 2, 1998. Also includes notes regarding the members of the Supreme Court, orders, and other relevant materials. Index starts on page 1155.
Date: 2000
Creator: United States. Supreme Court.
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Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 1998

Description: Volume of the United States Reports containing the final decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court justices regarding cases between March 2 and June 7, 1999. Also includes notes regarding the members of the Supreme Court, orders, and other relevant materials. Index starts on page 1197.
Date: 2001
Creator: Wagner, Frank D.
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Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 2000

Description: Volume of the United States Reports containing the final decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court justices regarding cases between October 1, 2001, and March 1, 2002. Also includes notes regarding the members of the Supreme Court, orders, and other relevant materials. Index starts on page 1303.
Date: 2003
Creator: Wagner, Frank D.
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