NBC News is reporting that President Barack Obama will choose solicitor general Elena Kagan and former Harvard Law School Dean as the next Supreme Court Justice nominee to replace the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
President Barack Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, positioning the court to have three female justices for the first time, NBC News reported late Sunday.
Kagan served as the Dean of Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009. She was widely viewed as a front-runner when Obama was considering candidates for a Supreme Court opening last year, but the president ultimately chose Sonia Sotomayor for the job.
My what a difference a year makes. As the MSM and WH champion Kagan as a moderate, just one year ago when Kagan was on the short list for the SCOTUS that ultimately went to Sonia Sotomayor, Michelle Malkin described her as follows:
… Dean Kagan has taken positions that are disturbingly out of the mainstream. For example, driven by her view that the “don’t ask; don’t tell” policy adopted by a Democrat Congress and President Clinton is “a profound wrong–a moral injustice of the first order,” she argued that it violates the First Amendment for the United States to withhold funds from colleges that ban the military from recruiting on campus. The Supreme Court unanimously rejected this view …
Check out the C-SPAN videos linked to by Tammy Bruce.
Go the the SCOTUS blog for much more back ground
The 50 year old Kagan, if confirmed which by all accounts seems to be a yes based on past confirmations, will be serving in the SCOTUS for decades to come. Yes America, elections do have consequences as the most liberal President in the history of the United States is about to nominate a second justice to the SCOTUS and a third can’t be too far away.
Even more at the SCOTUS blog here.