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The fact that there is one way to exercise a right left over does not make it O.K. if we've taken away another 25 ways of exercising the right. You know, when we think about the First Amendment, we don't say we can ban leafleting because you can always write an op-ed.feedback
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Oct 02 2017
This page is completely dedicated to what Elena Kagan has to say. All of Elena Kagan’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Elena Kagan came from an article called The Supreme Court Defends the Integrity of U.S. Citizenship: “But under the government's reading of §1425(a), a lie told in the naturalization process–even out of embarrassment, fear, or a desire for privacy–would always provide a basis for rescinding citizenship. The government could thus take away on one day what it was required to give the day before.”.
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Apr 27 2017

It's a fraught issue. It's a hard issue.feedback

Apr 19 2017

How can the church be disentitled to qualify for a statewide program solely because it's a religious institution?feedback

Apr 19 2017

You're depriving one set of actors from being able to compete in the same way everybody else can compete, because of their religious identification.feedback

Apr 19 2017

This is a clear burden on a constitutional right.feedback

Apr 18 2017

It's a little bit artificial to try to tear them apart.feedback

Apr 11 2017

Literally, if I'm like in the middle of a sentence…and there's a knock on the door, everyone will just stare at me, waiting for me to open the door. It's like a form of hazing. So that's what I do, I open the door. Pronto.feedback

Apr 11 2017

Literally, if there is a knock on the door and I don't hear it there will not be a single other person who will move. They'll just all stare at me until I figure out: 'Oh, I guess somebody knocked on the door'. There I am, popping up and down. I think that's a form of hazing, don't you? You're not so important after all ... You have to spend an hour every month thinking about the chocolate chip cookies.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - SCOTUS

Literally, if I'm like in the middle of a sentence--let's say it's my turn to speak or something--and there's a knock on the door, everybody will just stare at me, waiting for me to open the door. It's like a form of hazing. So, that's what I do, I open the door. Pronto. Thank you! And coming from you, I mean that's a great compliment. Are you always critical of yourself? But everybody loves it!feedback

Apr 09 2017 - SCOTUS

I've been on the cafeteria committee for six years. (Justice) Steve Breyer was on the cafeteria committee for 13 years. Somebody will say, Who's our representative to the cafeteria committee again?' Like they don't know, right? And then they'll say, This soup is very salty.' And I'm like supposed to go fix it myself? The third thing--this is the most important junior justice responsibility--I open the door.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Deportation

Why can't a judge find . . . that it is objectively reasonable to give up six or eight or nine months for a shot at staying in this country rather than being deported to a place that you don't know and where you have no ties? I mean, you know, if somebody gave me that choice – sign me up.feedback

Mar 27 2017

But I think that that would be an odd thing to say in this case, given that for 30 years the Federal Circuit has been ignoring our decision and the law has effectively been otherwise.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Supreme Court

For 30 years the Federal Circuit has been ignoring our decision, and the law has effectively been otherwise. Sometimes we have accidental theme days at the Supreme Court. So today's accidental theme is: When 30 years of practice goes against you, what happens?feedback

Mar 22 2017

Why wouldn't it be that a death or injury that results when somebody barges into, goes into somebody's home without legal authorization, that one of the things that foreseeably can result from that is a shooting?feedback

Feb 27 2017 - Sex

The president is speaking to the people through this medium.feedback

Dec 05 2016

If it's politics, it's fine. If it's race, it's not.feedback

Apr 18 2016 - Department of Homeland Security

What you should be attacking is not DAPA. What you should be attacking is the work authorization regulations that the [Department of Homeland Security], or before that the INS, has had for 30 years.feedback

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