Obama selects Kagan for Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan (AFP)

Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be nominated Monday to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, a person familiar with the president’s thinking says, positioning the high court to have three women justices for the first time.

Obama plans to announce his choice at 10 a.m. in the East Room of the White House. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision, which came after a monthlong search, had not been made public.

Kagan is known as sharp and politically savvy and has enjoyed a blazing legal career. She was the first female dean of Harvard Law School, first woman to serve as the top Supreme Court lawyer for any administration, and now first in Obama’s mind to succeed legendary liberal Justice John Paul Stevens.

At 50 years old, Kagan would be the youngest justice on the court, which would give her the opportunity to extend Obama’s legacy for a generation.

Kagan must first win Senate confirmation.

A source close to the selection process said a central element in Obama’s choice was Kagan’s reputation for bringing together people of competing views and earning their respect.

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5 Responses to "Obama selects Kagan for Supreme Court"

  1. Carl Nemo  May 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I’m not particularly thrilled with Elena Kagan’s nomination due to the fact it has the enduring stamp of the Clinton era all over it. Seemingly President Obama, starting with the appointment of Hillary Clinton to SOS along with a host of retreads are all linked in some way to our current national travails relative to shenanigans in high finance, banking, insurance including the enabling of terrorist networks to grow with minimally effective interdiction during Bill Clinton’s eight years in office, facilitating more nation-destabilizing grief within a few years of leaving office.

    Then we had to endure eight years of the reign of e(terrors) under the Bush administration as they systematically tore up the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, habeas corpus, posse comitatus, unlawful wiretapping, clandestine renditions and torture.

    So now our ‘change we can believe’, silver-tongued, judas goat orator for President has the power to push another kumbaya, globalist sycophant onto the high court.

    Yes, there will be “feigned” opposition, but in the end the Senate Judiciary Committee will all roll over like puppies enjoying their tummies scratched and recommend this woman be appointed to the high court. She’s never held a position as a judge and although highly credentialed and extremely bright doesn’t have the right stuff as far as I’m concerned to make rulings in a fair and balanced fashion.

    As Solicitor General of the United States her job is to defend the government’s position against most generally “we the people” ; ie., not our friend for sure in the high courtroom and no doubt the same once sitting on the high court. Of late they seem to always rule in favor of corporations; ie., globalist interests.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Kagan

    Carl Nemo **==

  2. woody188  May 10, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Looks like Goldman Sachs is moving into the Supreme Court. So much for our last bastion of freedom. Soon all three branches will be fully owned subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs.

  3. eve  May 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Pertaining to woody188’s post:

    http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/46267

    • woody188  May 14, 2010 at 11:51 pm

      I don’t make this stuff up. I’m just very well read.

  4. Carl Nemo  May 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks Eve for the impressive link material. Like wow!

    It seems like we have a major Goldman Sachs infestation. Where’s the “Orkin Man” when we need him…?

    Carl Nemo **==

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