Monday, May 10, 2010

Solicitor General Elena Kagan -- the Next Supreme Court Justice?

According to news reports, President Obama has selected Solicitor General (and former Harvard Law School dean) Elena Kagan to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat on the Supreme Court.
Laying aside any discussion about her political views, Ms. Kagan's selection will be interesting in several other respects. For instance, it has been widely reported that she has a good sense of humor! Also, it will be the first time in U.S. history that there have been three women justices serving simultaneously on the Supreme Court. Finally, this will also be the first time in 40 years that a candidate with no prior judicial experience has been selected.
So, whether or not you agree with her political views, for each of these reasons, Ms. Kagan should prove to be an interesting selection!
What do you think?

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