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Monday, 10th May 2010

Fast Facts About Supreme Court Nominee, Elena Kagan; Including Appearances on C-SPAN

UPDATE (5/11): New: From the Law Library of Congress: Elena Kagan: Compilation of Resources About the Supreme Court Nominee

Update: Text Transcript: Remarks by the President and Solicitor General Elena Kagan at the Nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court
Video of remarks are also available.

The NNDB (Notable Names Database) provides a well organized "fact sheet" about Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan.

We've been using this little known but very useful database for a couple of years and while it's not perfect (eg, in many cases more current pictures would be useful), we think it does a solid job and offers some useful visualizations (aka NNDB Maps) between people, companies, organizations. Here's Kagan's "NNDB Map." More on NNDB and maps in a second post in the next day or two.

+ Bibliography

A Bibliography of Articles that She Has Written that Appear in Periodicals (via Kagan's Harvard Law School Directory Page).
Even though she has been Solicitor General since 2008, the page still states she is "On Leave: 2009-2010."

Video: Kagan on C-SPAN

Elena Kagan has appeared on C-SPAN eleven times.* This page lists all of them and provides direct links to the video. This does not include conformation hearings.

* Although the C-SPAN page says twelve appearances, one entry where Solicitor General Kagan is listed as "professor" does not return any video when selected.

These Appearances Include:

+ Five Times as the 45th Solicitor General of the United States

Her most recent appearance was on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the 7th Circuit Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Before Solicitor General Kagan offers her speech, retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Justice John Paul Stevens shares a few remarks in a 10 minute presentation.

+ Three Times as Dean, Harvard Law School

+ One Time as a Professor at Harvard University

+ Two Times as Deputy Assistant at the White House--Domestic Policy
One videos in this group includes a briefing Kagan gave on health care issues at the White House on March 9, 1998.

Mentions of Elena Kagan on C-SPAN

There are 61 mentions of the name Elena Kagan in the C-SPAN transcript database.

In the transcript section you'll also find the the audio of Kagan's September 9, 2009 oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission).

Primary Documents (via Washington Post / Document Cloud)

+ Public Questionaire for Solicitor General Nomination

This Document includes:

A) A List of Kagan's Speeches, Remarks, Presentations, etc. --- December/2008 back to Fall/1992
B) General Publications Where Kagan is Quoted --- 12/2008 back to 1/1994
C) Harvard Law Publications Where Kagan is Quoted --- 10/01 back to 12/2008

+ Written Q & A for Solicitor General Nomination (February 10, 2010)

+ Personal Financial Disclosures (January, 2009)

Solicitor General Kagan's Confirmation Hearings Before Senate Judiciary Committee (February 10, 2009)

+ Part One
+ Part Two
+ Part Three

More on Elena Kagan

+ Video: Elena Kagan Returns to Harvard Law School for Class Day on June 3, 2009
Kagan's remarks begin at about 57 minutes.

+ Biography.com Bio

+ Kagan Interactive Timeline (via NY Times)

+ Opinions/Views Primarily from Kagan's 2009 Solicitor General Confirmation Hearings (via NY Times)

+ Briefs from the Solicitor General's Office

2009 and some 2008 Briefs (primarily from the second half of year).

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