"Justice Elena Kagan! You are the young gun of the Court — the most recent appointee, but a vocal jurist in oral argument. Your incisive questions often cut to the heart of the case and avoid broad theoretical discussions. You clerked for the celebrated Justice Thurgood Marshall — who called you “Shorty” — and were the first woman to be dean of Harvard Law School. Since joining the Court, you have authored a number of powerful dissents. For example, in American Express v. Italian Colors, you criticized the majority’s enforcement of a forced arbitration agreement and said the decision meant that “The monopolist gets to use its monopoly power to insist on a contract effectively depriving its victims of all legal recourse.” You also authored a dissent advocating for a broad right to counsel for criminal defendants.
Despite your serious background and exacting reasoning, you’ve been dubbed the Fun Justice for your references to Spiderman, Mortal Kombat, and Dr. Seuss."