Barack Obama to Announce Elena Kagan as SCOTUS Nominee … Elections Have Serious Consequnces

 

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.

WOW, seems to be several references as to whether Kagan is a Gay/Lesbian“not that there is any thing wrong with that”.

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.



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    6 Responses to “Barack Obama to Announce Elena Kagan as SCOTUS Nominee … Elections Have Serious Consequnces”

    1. Scared Monkeys on May 10th, 2010 8:05 am

      Obama seems like he would rather nominate individuals for factions to be represented rather than those that would follow the Constitution and the rule of law.

      Maybe his next nominee will be an illegal immigrant.

    2. Scared Monkeys on May 10th, 2010 8:07 am

      Sorry folks, this is one of those jobs that you need experience as a Judge to be a Justice.

      Just because one is a good lawyer does not qualify them for being on the SCOTUS. Being a lawyer and judge are two completely different skill sets.

      When will we ever learn … being a community organizer does not make a President either.
      R

    3. Chris on May 10th, 2010 1:24 pm

      If not being a judge prior to ones Supreme Court nomination is a disqualification, the following would never have served on the highest court of the land:

      Former Chief Justices John Jay, John Marshall, Roger Taney, Harlan Stone, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, and several more;

      Justices Lewis F. Powell Thurgood Marshall, Tom Clark, Hugo Black, Robert H. Jackson, Louis Brandeis, John H. Harlan, Owen Roberts, Samuel Chase and many, many more.

      These men rank among the most eminent of our Supreme Court Justices and Chief Justices.

    4. Earl on May 10th, 2010 1:27 pm

      ELENA KAGAN IS A PHENOMENAL PICK BY PRESIDENT OBAMA. IT IS HILARIOUS TO ME HOW THE TEA PARTY TYPES RAIL AGAINST PEOPLE IWTH OBVIOUS INTELLECT. SINCE WHEN DO WE WANT THE DUMMIES LIKE PAILIN RUNNING THINGS FOR OUR COUNTRY? GODSPEED ELENA YOU ARE A SHOE IN NO MATTER WHAT THE TEA BAGGER TYPES SAY AND THAT REALLY HAS THE OLD WHITE MEN ANGRY THESE DAYS…….

    5. Left Wondering on May 11th, 2010 8:42 am

      #4, why do you have to yell? It looks like you are the angry one LOL!

      Your statement is also racist but I guess you’ve “earned” the right to be a bigot?

      Sorry, but just because a group disagrees with your view does not mean you should label them. They have every right to protest without you hating on them. Do you have any valid argument to what they are saying? Didn’t think so, you just know what you get from the Kool aid man.

      Funny, if someone comes out and says something deragotory about a liberal you all want to make it a hate crime. But I guess you “earned” the right to be a bigot against a select group?

      This is why liberals have no credibilty with the free thinkers of our society. Lies and cheating to get your way is a disgusting way to go through life.

    6. Left Wondering on May 11th, 2010 8:50 am

      Oh yeah, speaking of lying and cheating. Why don’t you research your girl Kagan and see why so many on the right do not want her on the supreme court.

      I’m sure her actions are quite alright with you but this isn’t about you. Anybody with a brain can see that this is tit for tat. I know, “Bush did it toooooo waaaaaa..” Obama , the uniter, was supposed to be different, remember?

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