Monday, May 10, 2010

President Obama picks U.S. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Nominee

I saw this coming, a good pick.

It's Kagan!

Why is President Obama choosing his solicitor general, Elena Kagan, as his second nominee to the U.S Supreme Court? By all accounts, Obama wants someone who can serve as a counterweight to the intellectual heft of Chief Justice John Roberts. Regardless of how strong a liberal Kagan would prove to be, as a former dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan practically defines legal gravitas.

She's also a female, which adds to the court's gender diversity. She's young, at 50, which means she could be on the court for a quarter century. And she's never been a judge, which gives her a quality that Obama is known to have been seeking: someone to bring a different sensibility to a court that's currently dominated by judges.

That particular lack of experience also means she does not have a long record of controversial rulings that could provide fodder for the presidents political opponents. read more here....

Will there be a food fight? Of course there will be, but she will go through unless there are major skeletons in the closet and I don't expect there to be any. Remember, she was already vetted, as she was one of the top five for the court last year under President Obama.

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