Friday, May 1, 2009

Kagan for Supreme Court

This Associated Press synopsis perfectly encapsulates why I hope President Obama chooses Elena Kagan to be David Souter's replacement on the Supreme Court:
Elena Kagan, U.S. Solicitor General.
_ Born in 1960 in New York City. Nominated for Solicitor General by President Barack Obama. Received a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1986. Worked as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall from 1987-1988. Worked in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1989-1991 and as professor at University of Chicago law school from 1991-1995. Associate counsel to President Bill Clinton 1995-1996, deputy assistant to Clinton for domestic policy and deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council from 1997-1999. Nominated to the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1999 but never received a hearing from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Professor at Harvard Law School since 1999, and dean of the Harvard Law School since 2003.
I must add that, as a feminist, liberal, Jew, and New Yorker, I also love the idea of adding another left-wing female Jew from the Big Apple to the bench.

A great article about Judge Diane P. Wood, another excellent possible Supreme Court choice for Obama:

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