Skip to comments.First Female Solicitor General Could Be Named Supreme Court Justice (Harvard's Elena Kagan)
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.
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Wow someone not in their 80’s? I’m shocked. Too bad she is an attorney.
She's got "raving liberal" written all over.
She looks like Rachel Maddow’s brother.
Dean of Harvard Law School
Lawrence Summers appointed Kagan the first woman dean of Harvard Law School in 2003. 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. 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.
Her name was briefly mooted to replace Summers as president of Harvard. During her deanship, Kagan supported a long-standing policy barring military recruiters from campus.
“She’s got “raving liberal” written all over.”
....and also butch.
Big deal. Why are the sexist libtards so excited?
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.
Are all liberal democrats butt-ugly?
Butch is gonna hit dat.
I could write a book based on that picture alone.
We’re so screwed.
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....
Not really - she will in all likelyhood, replace RBG. Zero sum game.
So ugly that when she was born, instead of slapping the baby the doctor slapped her mother.
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.
She will likely get the “Jewish Woman” seat when Ginsberg steps down.
Jon Bon Jovi? NEVER!
The rest were spot-on, and Bruce Jenner was the icing on the cake, LOL!
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!
Heh, heh. :o)
She hates the military. She fought tooth and nail the law allowing military recruiters on campuses.
Will her husband and children be traveling to Washington with her? ...ah....er...Never mind.
Your comment has nothing to do with her gender and my post.
Did you mean to direct it to another poster?
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Don’t you just love it? The John Denver picture makes me howl.
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:
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.
Kyl (not Mclame, Kyl)
voted with the rats to confirm her.
“......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.