Obama to Nominate Elena Kagan for Supreme Court
President Obama will name U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan today to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Stevens.
A New Yorker who grew up in Manhattan, Ms. Kagan earned degrees from Princeton, Oxford and Harvard Law School, worked briefly in private practice, clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, served as a Senate staff member and worked as a White House lawyer and domestic policy aide under President Bill Clinton.
Considering the most likely alternative was Judge Merrick Garland, formerly a top DOJ prosecutor, I'm glad. I think we dodged another Alito and Roberts bullet. Her only past job that gives me pause: She was a special counsel to Joe Biden when he served on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the early 90's. [More...]
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