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!