Elena Kagan was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama and confirmed by a 63-37 vote of the Senate. She was the fourth woman to ever become a member of the court. Kagan is considered part of the Court’s liberal wing but is a moderate of that group. She wrote the majority opinion in Cooper v. Harris that restricted the uses of race in drawing congressional districts writing that congressional districts drawn excessively with race as a dominant factor may be an unlawful gerrymander, even if the goal was to sort voters by political affiliation. Elena Kagan voted to uphold the individual mandate in the A.C.A. and uphold an Arizona case that prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage. On the First Amendment, her dissent on the majority’s creation of an exception to the Establishment Clause was based on her view that the decision created a loophole for governments to fund religion.
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution. It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws. The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment. The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).
This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes many of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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