SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Kagan recalls clerking for Marshall
March 8, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan recalled the moment 30 years ago when her boss looked at her "as though I must have lost my mind."
The boss was Justice Thurgood Marshall and the setting was his Supreme Court office, where Kagan was spending a year as a law clerk after graduating from Harvard Law School.
Kagan had just delivered what she deemed a clear and simple explanation for why Marshall should side against a North Dakota girl who lived 16 miles from her school and whose family could not afford the bus service to get her there. The school district wouldn't waive the fee.
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