Elena Kagan won't have the luxury of easing into her new job as a Supreme Court justice. She'll be hiring law clerks and secretaries, setting up her chambers, wading into thousands of petitions and handling emergency matters -- which may soon include an appeal of a stay in the California same-sex marriage case. But Kagan's familiarity with the Court as solicitor general, and the fact that she's already immersed in the way the Court approaches cases, mean she's apt to have an easier transition than many of her predecessors.
Kagan Will Have Little Time to Ease Into New Job
The National Law Journal
August 9, 2010