Elena Kagan to Become the Next SCOTUS Nominee
Matt | On 10, May 2010
President Obama gets another major chance to change the face of the Supreme Court and he’s not wasting it. In fact, he went in his Harvard Law alum guide to get his next pick.
Today he announced that he is nominating the current Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, to the highest court in the land. If her nomination is approved, Kagan will replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens. She is the first female solicitor general and the first female to serve as dean of the Harvard Law School, hence the connection to Obama. At this morning’s announcement, Kagan said it was “an honor of a lifetime..” to be nominated. From first glance, I’m impressed.
But, then again, who am I? In all reality, Kagan is going to be hit with a Mack truck of criticism, scrutiny and bias over the next few months until she is confirmed. Republicans haven’t ruled out a filibuster, but they say it’s unlikely. It’s all good, though. We’ve watched this sad display of checks and balances in our government before. You know, CHECK all of Obama’s nominees down to minute details of their lives. However, fail to BALANCE the budget or our federal priorities. Makes perfect sense.
Well, at least Kagan will be off the job market for awhile. In a recession, a lifetime appointment with a federally-backed salary and benefits is the way to go! LOL!
Rock it, Elena.
P.S. – Some of you may be wondering, “What the hell is a solicitor general?” It’s basically an assistant to the U.S. Attorney General. They represent the U.S. in cases before the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts. Click here to read more about the position and Kagan’s background.