Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Senator Dodd

Washington, DC "“ Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) released the following statement today on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

"By nominating Solicitor General Kagan, President Obama has chosen a highly respected legal mind to replace Justice Stevens on the bench.  Throughout her diverse and outstanding career, Solicitor General Kagan has demonstrated her profound knowledge of the legal system and a lasting commitment to the rule of law.

"I look forward to the Senate's consideration of her nomination over the next few weeks.  The American people deserve a civil and timely confirmation of the next Associate Justice."

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