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First Female Solicitor General Could Be Named Supreme Court Justice (Harvard's Elena Kagan)
Cybercast News Service / The Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2009 | Mark Sherman

Posted on 03/20/2009 6:18:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Elena Kagan on Friday became the nation's first female Solicitor General, a position informally regarded as the 10th Supreme Court justice and, for her, a possible audition for a spot in the starting nine.

Kagan, 48, visited the court for her swearing-in, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts in a ceremony that was closed to reporters.

She is widely regarded as a serious candidate for any opening on the high court that would be filled by President Barack Obama, her former University of Chicago Law School teaching colleague. Justices John Paul Stevens, 88, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 76, and David Souter, 69, are considered the most likely to retire during Obama's presidency.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2009; bho44; congress; elenakagan; kagan; obama; scotus; supremecourt
It just gets better and better...
1 posted on 03/20/2009 6:18:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow someone not in their 80’s? I’m shocked. Too bad she is an attorney.


2 posted on 03/20/2009 6:21:51 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (I will not gird my loins for Joe Biden.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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She's got "raving liberal" written all over.

3 posted on 03/20/2009 6:24:24 PM PDT by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: diverteach

She looks like Rachel Maddow’s brother.


4 posted on 03/20/2009 6:25:08 PM PDT by Perdogg (The difference between Madoff and the US Congress is about a trillion dollars)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dean of Harvard Law School
Lawrence Summers appointed Kagan the first woman dean of Harvard Law School in 2003.[3] She succeeded Robert C. Clark who had served as dean for over a decade. The focus of her tenure has been improving student satisfaction. Efforts include constructing new facilities and reforming the first year curriculum, as well as aesthetic changes and creature comforts (such as free morning coffee), She has been credited for employing a consensus-building leadership style which surmounted the school’s previous ideological discord.

She also kicked off a $400 million capital campaign, “Setting the Standard,” in 2003. It ended in 2008 with a record breaking $476 million raised, 19% more than the original goal.[4] Kagan is also credited with overcoming ideological disputes among the Law School faculty that had hindered new faculty appointments. She has made a number of prominent new hires, increasing the size of the faculty considerably.[citation needed]

Her name was briefly mooted to replace Summers as president of Harvard.[3] During her deanship, Kagan supported a long-standing policy barring military recruiters from campus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Kagan


5 posted on 03/20/2009 6:26:50 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Perdogg
Separated at birth??


6 posted on 03/20/2009 6:28:43 PM PDT by Fred (Proud Member of the Obama Enemies List)
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To: diverteach

“She’s got “raving liberal” written all over.”

....and also butch.


7 posted on 03/20/2009 6:28:44 PM PDT by panaxanax (Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those that don't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
became the nation's first female Solicitor General,

Big deal. Why are the sexist libtards so excited?

8 posted on 03/20/2009 6:29:21 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Tax the rich" fails if the rich won't play)
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To: Perdogg

I thought it was from that hilarious blog: “25 Men Who Look Like Old Lesbians.” If you haven’t seen it, it is a scream, and this one would fit right in, even thought the gender is wrong.


9 posted on 03/20/2009 6:29:41 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Fred

Are all liberal democrats butt-ugly?


10 posted on 03/20/2009 6:30:02 PM PDT by panaxanax (Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those that don't.)
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To: Fred

Butch is gonna hit dat.


11 posted on 03/20/2009 6:32:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: diverteach

I could write a book based on that picture alone.


12 posted on 03/20/2009 6:32:36 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: La Lydia
THE BLOG
13 posted on 03/20/2009 6:32:36 PM PDT by Fred (Proud Member of the Obama Enemies List)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re so screwed.


14 posted on 03/20/2009 6:32:49 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She was nominated by BJ Klintoon to D.C. Court (which tells us all we need to know about where her Liberalism is), but Orin Hatch never allowed nomination to come to the floor.

She was Dean of Harvard Law school (2003-2009). During her deanship, Kagan supported a long-standing policy barring military recruiters from campus. She has limited courtroom experience (she has never argued a case at trial) and has not argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

She could be on the USSC for 40+ years if she is seated there to replace Ginsburg....

15 posted on 03/20/2009 6:34:14 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gots to buy no gas...Obama take care o' me!")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Not really - she will in all likelyhood, replace RBG. Zero sum game.


16 posted on 03/20/2009 6:36:56 PM PDT by patton (If Hawai'i seccedes, is Barack Obama still an illegal alien?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So ugly that when she was born, instead of slapping the baby the doctor slapped her mother.


17 posted on 03/20/2009 6:37:27 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: panaxanax

Not really, its just that so many of the women look and act like men and so many of the men look and act like women.


18 posted on 03/20/2009 6:38:44 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She will likely get the “Jewish Woman” seat when Ginsberg steps down.


19 posted on 03/20/2009 6:38:46 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Fred

Jon Bon Jovi? NEVER!

The rest were spot-on, and Bruce Jenner was the icing on the cake, LOL!


20 posted on 03/20/2009 6:38:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: patton

I can live with that.

If I have to...considering I haven’t amassed enough firepower yet to really DO anything about the situation, LOL!


21 posted on 03/20/2009 6:40:28 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: diverteach
There does seem to be a difference in liberal vs moonbat backgrounds.


22 posted on 03/20/2009 6:40:38 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Perdogg

Heh, heh. :o)


23 posted on 03/20/2009 6:42:50 PM PDT by ataDude (My incredulity has already turned into disillusionment and is now turning into hatred.)
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To: sionnsar

She hates the military. She fought tooth and nail the law allowing military recruiters on campuses.


24 posted on 03/20/2009 6:47:16 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will her husband and children be traveling to Washington with her? ...ah....er...Never mind.


25 posted on 03/20/2009 6:51:49 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Dionysius
She hates the military. She fought tooth and nail the law allowing military recruiters on campuses.

Your comment has nothing to do with her gender and my post.

Did you mean to direct it to another poster?

26 posted on 03/20/2009 6:52:55 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Tax the rich" fails if the rich won't play)
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To: Dionysius

She’s a female (I think) and she is reliably leftist in that she loathes the military. That’s why the libtards are so turned on by her. Also she was law clerk for St. Thurgood Marshall.


27 posted on 03/20/2009 7:10:33 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: eyedigress

Not bad looking in her younger days, although she hasn’t aged at all well. I guess Oscar Wilde had something when he said, “Sooner oy later you get the face you deserve to have”.


28 posted on 03/20/2009 7:15:53 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: diverteach
Hey, she could be the first 4x4 appointed to the Supreme Court.
29 posted on 03/20/2009 7:20:12 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was clerk for Abner Mikva at the US Court of Appeals in DC, then moved on to work for Thurgood Marshall at the SCOTUS. Another recent Obama appointee clerked for Mikva, then Brennan .. wish I could remember who. But there’s a network out there, waiting for a looooooong time to achieve this power.


30 posted on 03/20/2009 7:22:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Dionysius

Good recollection. Even though I disagree with her on just about eveything, I do not consider her a moonbat. The one considered on this thread I will consider a moonbat.


31 posted on 03/20/2009 7:26:39 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Fred

Don’t you just love it? The John Denver picture makes me howl.


32 posted on 03/20/2009 7:57:58 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is the liberal jackass chiefly responsible for revamping the Harvard Law School Curriculum recently. Common Law has been removed as a topic of study, and instead first year students will concentrate on how to politicize and internationalize law.

These changes are extremely important, because Harvard usually sets the pattern followed by law schools all over the country.

That’s my summary of the changes. Here’s Harvard’s summary:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/2006/10/06_curriculum.php


33 posted on 03/20/2009 8:01:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: La Lydia

Oh, man. I met Bruce Jenner in an airport just after he won in the Olympics. He was a handsome guy back then, I thought, but what the heck happened to him (other than getting old)? He needs a guy’s haircut, first.


34 posted on 03/20/2009 8:36:39 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Senators

Coburn!
Collins
Gregg
Hatch
Kyl (not Mclame, Kyl)
Lugar
and Snowe

voted with the rats to confirm her.


35 posted on 03/21/2009 2:07:52 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“......I thought, but what the heck happened to him (other than getting old)?”

He had plastic surgery some years ago and the results, as are easily seen, were disastrous.

Here’s a site that shows some other male celebs that were not helped by going under the knife for cosmetic reasons.

http://www.zimbio.com/Celebrity+Portal/articles/5244/Plastic+Surgery+Ruins+Good+Men


36 posted on 03/21/2009 9:22:50 AM PDT by Mila
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