Elena Kagan said to be Obama’s Supreme Court pick

I don’t know much about Elena Kagan, but I’m glad to see another woman being picked for the Supreme Court.

President Obama plans to nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court, sources said late Sunday night.

Kagan, 50, the former dean of Harvard Law School, would become the fourth woman to serve on the high court; if she is confirmed, the nine-member court will have three female justices for the first time.

In replacing Justice John Paul Stevens, Obama would also be breaking with tradition. Every other member of the court is a former federal appeals court judge, and Kagan has never served in the judiciary. The last time a non-judge was appointed was in 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon nominated William H. Rehnquist and Lewis Powell in the same year.

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12 Responses to Elena Kagan said to be Obama’s Supreme Court pick

  1. obotinchief says:

    Good Morning Sage, the link to the article is not working, try this one; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36967616/ns/politics-supreme_court/

    Sage Reply:

    Thanks….I fixed it now.

  2. skyagunsta says:

    It seems she is really no liberal … plus seems she is connected to big money like Goldman Sachs. So, if what I’ve read is a fact, then, in my warped mind … Obama once again serves the Bushes, the Corporations, and the big moneyed people. O:-(

    Sage Reply:

    I can’t disagree or agree yet. I haven’t had the time to check her out. Do you have a link to that information?

    From more cursory look at Elena Kagan it looks like the most opposition to her is coming from Glenn Greenwald/

    skyagunsta Reply:

    @Sage, I was basing my comment on a comment I saw on the net. When I went back to locate the article with the comment, the article is there but the comment is gone. Although … I tend to believe Glenn Greenwald … I think he is someone who has not been bought by corporate money, therefore, no talking points; and, I think he calls it as he truthfuly sees it.

    timesr Reply:

    @skyagunsta, “It seems she is really no liberal …”

    Conservatives are upset with her because she barred military recruiters from the Harvard campus in protest of “don’t ask, don’t tell”.

    Sage Reply:

    Oh, and they think she is a lesbian.

    timesr Reply:

    @Sage,

    I’ve read “fat radical communist”, too.

    If Jesus, himself, came back and Democrats nominated Him, I believe Republicans would object (there was, after all, that render unto Ceasar remark).

    Sage Reply:

    You’re right about that.

    skyagunsta Reply:

    @timesr, Yes. Tolstoy wrote about that in “The Grand Inquisitor”.

  3. Republicrat says:

    I don’t know much about her either. The only issue I have is at this point I can’t see where she has even been a sitting Judge. I am finding zero bench experience, which is a concern.

    If I am wrong, please let me know (as if you wouldn’t :) )

    Sage Reply:

    No, she’s never been a judge, but she wouldn’t be the first to have never been a judge. I don’t think William Rehnquist was a judge before going to the Supreme Court.

    Harriet Miers, President Bush’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has never served as a judge. While this fact raised a few eyebrows, it is not unusual. Former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist had never been a judge when he joined the Supreme Court in 1972. SOURCE

    It has been almost 40 years since a nominee who had not been a judge was appointed to the Supreme Court; the last two were William H. Rehnquist and Lewis F. Powell Jr., both of whom joined the court in 1972.SOURCE

    So there are two, both picks of Republicans.

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