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Associate Justice Elena Kagan says U.S. Supreme Court not partisan, despite current political climate Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Denver Post

At a time when partisan politics seem to have taken hold of the country, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan believes that the country’s highest court remains independent.

Kagan spoke Tuesday evening at the University of Colorado Law School’s John Paul Stevens lecture, answering pre-selected questions about her professional career, advice for law school students and her work on the Supreme Court.

Although the justices don’t always agree on decisions, to call the court politicized isn’t accurate, Kagan said. In looking at many of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 rulings last year, Kagan said Americans will notice various alliances in the justices’ decision making.

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