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October 3rd, 2010
10:41 PM ET

The Teaser for Monday, October 4, 2010

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

6:24AM Max Kellerman, CNN Contributor, on Michael Vick’s injury, Donovan McNabb’s return to Philly and the latest on Tiger Woods.

6:40AM Evan Tracey , President & Founder, Campaign Media Analysis Group and Political Media Analyst, on how one Supreme Court decision is impacting the politcial ads you’ll be seeing this season.

7:10AM Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court Reporter, USA Today, on hot-button cases before the Supreme court, and  Justice Elena Kagan’s inability to rule on half the cases because of her previous role as solicitor general.

7:40AM Paul Cruickshank, Terrorism Analyst and Alumni Fellow NYU Center on Law and Security New York, on the latest terror threat facing Americans in Europe.

8:40AM Lee Hirsch, Director and Producer, “The Bully Project”, on his upcoming film documenting kids who were bullied and parents who lost their children to suicide.

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Filed under: American Morning • Bullying • Politics • Supreme Court • Terrorism
July 2nd, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Gut Check: Do female judges rule differently than men?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (L) talks with Elena Kagan May 20, 2009 in Washington, DC."]

By Ronni Berke and Carol Costello, CNN

(CNN) – It was a decidedly feminine moment – as far as Supreme Court nomination hearings go. Senators chuckled when Elena Kagan said she'd have to get her hair done more often if cameras were allowed in the Supreme Court.

It's another reminder that, if confirmed, Kagan would be one of three women currently serving on the high court. Many women legal scholars say they are thrilled the court is becoming more gender-balanced. But it's not entirely clear whether having more women justices will have any real impact on the court's decisions.

Do female judges rule differently than men?

A recent study by State University of New York, Northwestern University, and Washington University researchers found no significant difference in the way female and male judges decided cases, except one: sex discrimination. In those cases, female judges were 10 percent more likely to rule in favor of the victim. The Supreme Court's female touch Video


Filed under: Gut Check • Supreme Court
July 1st, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Harvard reaction mixed on Kagan military controversy

(CNN) – Elena Kagan yesterday defended her decision to briefly bar military recruiters from Harvard's career office because of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Her handling of the controversy has drawn mixed reaction from leaders on campus. Our Jim Acosta has the report.

Filed under: Politics • Supreme Court
June 30th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Kagan videos show nominee praising Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Videos of Elena Kagan show she raised questions about Harriet Miers and praised Obama. CNN's Jim Acosta reports."]

By CNN’s Jim Acosta and Bonney Kapp, CNN

(CNN) – President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court has gone out of her way to avoid controversy during her legal career. But she can be seen and heard letting down her guard at times in videos posted on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Web site.

Kagan’s appearances at various seminars, graduations and alumni dinners were recorded on video by the Harvard Law School, where she served as dean. Watch Video

At a 2005 Harvard alumni awards dinner for then-Senator Barack Obama, Kagan gushes over the man who would become president as “her hero.”

Recalling how she witnessed his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention Kagan says, “He said a few words and the place was mesmerized. You could have heard a pin drop and that's all in part because of these rock star qualities. The eloquence, the magnetism, the great looks, the brilliance."


Filed under: Politics • Supreme Court
June 29th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Supreme Court expands rights of gun owners

(CNN) – It's a major victory for gun owners and the NRA, and another serious setback for gun control advocates. The Supreme Court ended its term with a landmark ruling, expanding an individual's right to bear arms. The decision came in a case involving Chicago's strict ban on handguns. Our Kate Bolduan has reaction from the man who challenged the city's decades-old law, and won.

Read more: Gun ruling may alter laws in 50 states

Filed under: Gun rights • Supreme Court
June 28th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Sen. Sessions' concerns over Supreme Court nominee Kagan

(CNN) – On the day the Supreme Court wraps up its current term, Elena Kagan goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kagan is expected to win Senate confirmation to the high court, but Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) says it won't be a "coronation." He's the ranking Republican on Judiciary committee and he joined us on Monday's American Morning to explain what he wants to hear from Kagan.

Filed under: Politics • Supreme Court
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