• The Onion: Elena Kagan — Trust Us, She Needed This Gig Real Bad

    The most famous softball-playing non-lesbian female Supreme Court Justice has made The Onion's list of People Who Mattered in 2010

    When she became the fourth woman to join the highest court in the land last August, it was a significant moment in American history. But for newly minted Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan, it meant something so much more: a steady paycheck.

    And you have no idea how bad she needed it.

    Before Barack Obama nominated her to be the court's 112th justice, Kagan was having some pretty serious cash-flow issues. It's not like she was homeless, but the former solicitor general wasn't exactly living on Easy Street, either. The fact is, Elena Kagan's degrees from Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard didn't keep her from eating lentils and day-old muffins on a regular basis, but, hey, sometimes you have to do what you have to do—and now, for Kagan, that means interpreting the Constitution and starting to pay off some of those credit card bills.

    Onion Sportsdome airs Tuesdays at 10:30 pm / 9:30 c on Comedy Central, starting January 11.


    Tags: Elena Kagan, Onion Sportsdome, Supreme Court, The Onion

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