Elena Kagan's SG Confirmation Hearing: A Preview Of A Future SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing?

Politico notes:

With the revelation last week that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is suffering from pancreatic cancer, the political stakes for Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the next solicitor general were raised dramatically. President Barack Obama has nominated Elena Kagan, dean of Harvard Law School, to become the 46th solicitor general . . . While her confirmation is widely expected by both sides, Democrats and Republicans consider the fight over Kagan’s nomination to be a dry run for a future Supreme Court nomination battle.

It makes watching Kagan's confirmation hearing more interesting today.

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    by andgarden on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 09:11:10 AM EST
    when he said that he was going to vote for Holder that he was saving his fire for Kagan.