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Elena Kagan

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  • Ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable defense, even for police

    It's already too easy for police to stop motorists they consider suspicious using the pretext of a minor violation of traffic laws. Law enforcement will enjoy even more leeway under Monday's misguided Supreme Court decision upholding the legality of stops based on an officer's misunderstanding of the law.
  • High court to decide whether young murder convicts can seek freedom

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether young murderers who are serving life terms in prison deserve a chance to seek their freedom in parole hearings. The court said it will rule in the case of Louisiana man who was sentenced to life in...

    No worker pay for Amazon security screenings, Supreme Court rules

    No worker pay for Amazon security screenings, Supreme Court rules
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to employers over worker compensation, ruling that companies do not have to pay employees for the time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com...

    Special Report: In ever-clubbier bar, eight men emerge as Supreme Court confidants

    About 30 seconds into an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, lawyer Paul Clement was interrupted by a question. It came from Justice Elena Kagan, and it cut to the heart of his case. But during Clement's response, another justice jumped...

    Special Report: At U.S. court of last resort, handful of lawyers dominate docket

    The marble fašade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law." But inside, an elite cadre of lawyers has emerged as first among equals, giving their clients a disproportionate chance to influence the law of the...