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Elena KaganElena Kagan worked as Associate White House Counsel from 1995-1996 and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (DPC) from 1997-1999.

During her work at the White House Justice Kagan worked on many topics including, but not limited to: AIDS, budget appropriations, campaign finance reform, education, health, labor, race, tobacco, Native Americans, and welfare.

In 1999 President Clinton nominated Kagan to the U.S. District Court of Appeals, no hearing was ever scheduled and she was thereby never confirmed.

Note: These records were made available in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, FOIA 2009-1006-F.


Collections within Elena Kagan:

White House Counsel Files

Domestic Policy Council Files

White House Staff Files re: Elena Kagan

White House Office of Records Management Files

1999 Nomination to U.S. Court of Appeals

Email Received by Elena Kagan

Email Sent by Elena Kagan

Records re: Native Americans

Additional Materials re: Elena Kagan

Federal Email re: Elena Kagan


Descriptions of the Collections:

White House Counsel Files

These records consist of files created and received by Elena Kagan when she served as Associate Counsel to President Clinton from 1995 to 1996. The files include but are not limited to records concerning Amtrak, campaign finance reform, gaming/gambling (especially as it relates to Native Americans), timber, regulatory reform, and welfare. The records include memoranda, notes, correspondence, articles, reports, executive orders, bills, and directives.


Domestic Policy Council Files

These records contain files created and received by Elena Kagan when she served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (DPC) from 1997-1999. The files include records concerning domestic policy topics such as AIDS, budget appropriations, campaign finance reform, education, health, labor, race, tobacco, and welfare. The records include memoranda, correspondence, articles, and reports.


White House Staff Files re: Elena Kagan

These records are compiled from a variety of staff office files including the Chief of Staff, Personnel, Office of First Lady, Counsel, and DPC and include correspondence, memorandum, forms, and reports all concerning or having to do with Elena Kagan.


White House Office of Records Management Files (WHORM)

These records are from the White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) subject file series. The Clinton Presidential Library inherited a document-level index maintained by WHORM during the Clinton Administration which tracked some incoming correspondence and other documents as they were circulated throughout the White House and filed by WHORM. The records contain files created and received by Elena Kagan that were tracked by the WHORM Subject File index. The files include records related to a variety of topics such as memoranda, correspondence, and Domestic Policy Council weekly reports. The records are tracked by an alpha/numeric code, and are listed as such.


1999 Nomination to U.S. Court of Appeals

After serving as the Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit) in1999. Her nomination expired in 2000 without Senate action. The files in this opening contain records from the White House Staff and Office Files, Counsel’s Office and Presidential Personnel, concerning her nomination. The records consist of Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaires, correspondence, law review files, news articles, briefs, and press briefings.


Email Received by Elena Kagan

These records consist of email received by Elena Kagan during her time as Associate White House Counsel from 1995-1996 and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (DPC) from 1997-1999. In addition to the email proper, these messages include forwards, reply chains, and attachments. The attached documents include notes, memorandum, articles, reports, executive orders, bills, and directives. These email concern a myriad of topics including but not limited to Amtrak, campaign finance reform, gaming/gambling (especially as it relates to Native Americans), timber, regulatory reform, welfare and domestic policy topics such as AIDS, budget appropriations, education, health, labor, race, and tobacco.


Email Sent by Elena Kagan

These records consist of email sent by Elena Kagan during her time as Associate White House Counsel from 1995-1996 and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (DPC) from 1997-1999. In addition to the email proper, these messages include forwards, reply chains, and attachments. The attached documents include notes, memorandum, articles, reports, executive orders, bills, and directives. These email concern a myriad of topics including but not limited to Amtrak, campaign finance reform, gaming/gambling (especially as it relates to Native Americans), timber, regulatory reform, welfare and domestic policy topics such as AIDS, budget appropriations, education, health, labor, race, and tobacco.


Records re: Native Americans

These records were created or received by Elena Kagan during her service as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (1997-99). These ten folders were previously opened as part of a Freedom of Information Act request related to Native Americans (FOIA case 2006-0197-F).These records consist of memoranda, emails, reports, notes, and clippings.


Additional Materials re: Elena Kagan

These records were taken from the files of Elena Kagan. They include memos to, from, and relating to Elena Kagan’s work on Domestic Policy issues. The records include some memos from Elena Kagan to President Clinton.


Federal Email re: Elena Kagan

The federal email re: Elena Kagan consists of 114 email messages that were part of the Federal side of the Clinton White House. The email generally consists of summaries of meetings or telephone conversations in which Elena Kagan was a participant. 

 

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