Easy Confirmation Expected for LGBT Friend Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan, the Obama administration nominee for solicitor general, has long been viewed as a friend to the LGBT community and yesterday I attended her confirmation hearing at the Dirkson Senate Office Building
Often called the "10th Supreme Court justice" for its powerful position in directing the cases that are heard before the court, Kagan would be the first woman confirmed to this position that among others has been held by William Howard Taft, Archibald Cox, Thurgood Marshall, Robert H. Bork and Kenneth W. Starr. Four solicitors general have gone on to serve on the Supreme Court, and one, William Howard Taft, is the only person to serve as both president and Supreme Court justice.
Ms Kagan, the Harvard Law School Dean and long time friend of President Obama, has also been rumored to be on the "short list" of candidates for the high court as a possible replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the only woman on the court, following an announcement within just this past week Ginsberg had undergone pancreatic cancer surgery.So while her confirmation is widely expected by both sides, many Democrats and Republicans were considering the fight over Kagans nomination to be a dry run for a future Supreme Court nomination battle.
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#1 Feb 11, 2009
Good Luck...sound like an excellent choice.
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