We’ve also learned about her time as a Supreme Court clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, including her thoughts on whether the high court should have heard a harrowing case involving a five-year-old boy beaten to the point of permanent brain damage by his father.
Kagan, by the way, will be only the sixth justice to have clerked on the high court if she’s confirmed. And though some Republicans are making hay over her memos advising Justice Marshall on whether to take certain cases, the documents don’t necessarily reveal much about Kagan’s personal views.
Finally, the Hill brings us a fun interview with a former Harvard Law student who remembers Kagan as a “super nice” professor. It’s a good thing for Kagan, because he’s now a legislative staffer aiding Senator John Kerry in moving her nomination through the Senate.
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