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June 28, 2010 ABA Journal Podcast

Busy Last Day at the Court Collides with Busy Hearing Day On the Hill

By Richard Brust

Elena Kagan’s first day before the Senate Judiciary Committee came after a busy morning at the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued some of its biggest decisions of the term, and on the Hill, as lawmakers mourned the death Sunday of Sen. Robert Byrd.

To get a sense of the mood and learn about key news developments Monday, Richard Brust, the ABA Journal’s U.S. Supreme Court editor, debriefs reporter Mark Walsh, who was at the high court in the morning and wrapped up his day covering the confirmation hearing.

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Richard Brust
Richard Brust is the assistant managing editor who oversees the ABA Journal’s monthly Supreme Court Report and orchestrates the magazine’s U.S. Supreme Court coverage. Before joining The Lawyer’s Magazine, Rich worked as an editor at publications including the Legal Intelligencer, National Law Journal, and Morning Call. He holds a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

Mark Walsh is a freelance writer for the ABA Journal, covering the U.S. Supreme Court. He also writes for Education Week and has appeared as a commentator for C-SPAN, Court TV, Fox News, National Public Radio and BBC Radio.