On Thursday, March 19, Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan was confirmed as the nation’s first female solicitor general of the United States. Kagan, confirmed on a 61-31 vote, once clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and taught with President Obama at the University of Chicago Law School during the 1990s. She is rumored to be a possible Obama pick to fill any Supreme Court vacancy that may occur during his administration. For a closer look at Kagan’s record and speculation that she may one day be nominated to the Supreme Court, read Manu Raju’s piece in Politico.
March 20, 2009