On Friday, thousands of emails written by Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan were released by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Observers of the court from both sides of the aisle spent the weekend scrutinizing the new documents, searching for clues about her legal history.
These emails add to the previous 90,000 pages of documents being reviewed before Kagan’s confirmation hearing, which begins next Monday, June 28. Will any of these email messages provide us with new information about Kagan and how she might rule as Supreme Court judge, if confirmed? We’re joined by Slate Magazine’s legal affairs correspondent, Dahlia Lithwick, to give us a better sense of what, if any, new insight these emails give us.