Elena Kagan

The Senate is expected to confirm Elena Kagan as the nation's next justice today, with the support of nearly all Democrats, both independents, and some Republicans. UCLA constitutional law professor Adam Winkler defends the Kagan hearings.

Republican senators are sticking to their tired tactic of painting Elena Kagan as an “activist” instead of hitting her where she’s vulnerable—her appallingly thin record, says Paul Campos.

When hearings for her Court nomination start tomorrow, senators won’t be asking about her looks but everyone else already has. Professor Deborah Rhode on the continuing bigotry of beauty in American society.