Elena Kagan was the first woman solicitor general – the government’s top lawyer at the Supreme Court. Former solicitors general have written a letter endorsing the Supreme Court nominee.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the case of a Christian student group that required members to denounce homosexuality. The court appeared split.
In a case to be argued before the US Supreme Court Monday, the Christian Legal Society seeks official recognition by the University of California Hasting College of the Law in San Francisco.
The move sets the stage for an appeals court to review the rights of Guantánamo prisoners.
The US Supreme Court will decide whether senior Bush administration officials were responsible for detainee mistreatment after 9/11.
Justices agreed Friday to hear the appeal of terror suspect al-Marri, held without charge for more than five years.
That's a key question in the case of 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantánamo, which a federal appeals court panel takes up Monday.