Elena Kagan:- The US Supreme Court has appointed Elena Kagan as an associate justice. In becoming a member of the court for the fourth time, the 62-year-old is the fourth woman. As solicitor general of the United States, Kagan made history in 2009.
Elena Kagan Current Associate Justice Of The US Supreme Court
On Tuesday, October 26, Justice Elena Kagan granted a temporary stay to block a subpoena seeking Arizona Republican Party leader Kelli Ward’s phone records as part of an investigation into the Capitol riots on January 6.
Following a request from the House select committee to obtain their phone and text records, attorneys for Kelli Ward and her husband Michael Ward filed an emergency motion to reject the request.
She also requested a response from the House committee by October 28. Kagan is a liberal justice who handles emergency applications from Arizona.
Who is Elena Kagan?
The fourth woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court was Elena Kagan, nominated by President Barack Obama on May 10, 2010.
She is the second of three children born to attorney Robert Kagan and school teacher Gloria (Gittelman) Kagan. Born in Manhattan on April 28, 1960, she is now 62 years old. It was both her parents’ birthright to be a Russian Jewish immigrant. Kagan has two brothers, Marc and Irving.
During her clerkships as a judge on the federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Kagan graduated from Princeton University, Worcester College, Oxford, and Harvard Law School.
Professor at the University of Chicago Law School was the start of her career. In addition to her role as White House Counsel under President Clinton, she also served as a policy adviser.
She became a professor at Harvard Law School after her nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit expired without action. In later years, she was named the institute’s first female dean.
Kagan became the first female solicitor general of the United States in 2009. After Justice John Paul Stevens retired, President Obama nominated her to succeed him on the Supreme Court. The United States Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 63–37.
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