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The Times Posts Elena Kagan's Law School Transcript

I don't have much to add here.

Simply to combat the perception that every conceivable angle on an Elena Kagan story had already been exploited, the New York Times has an article about Kagan's "struggles" in her first semester at Harvard Law. Are you sitting down? Kagan got a B in Criminal Law and a B-minus in Torts. If you don't believe that, here's the proof:

Rpt Card

Yes, not only did the Times run a story in which they quote classmate Jeffrey Toobin making excuses for Kagan's Torts grade -- a "bad day in the exam" -- but it pulled excerpts from the recommendation letters written by Kagan's professors to Justice Thurgood Marshall in support of her Supreme Court clerkship application, imploring Justice Marshall not to hold her grades against her.

Which Senator do you suppose is going to grill Kagan during her confirmation hearings on why she took copyright pass/fail?

Posted by Eric Lipman on May 25, 2010 at 01:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)


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