Elena Kagan: President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

    According to Reuters, President Obama has chosen Elena Kagan as his Supreme Court nominee. I honestly don't know much about Elena Kagan's political views.  Reuters pointed out two weaknesses that she can expect questions on: over gays in military and the fact that she's never been a judge. That sounds like she is for gays serving openly in the military.  The fact that she hasn't been a judge before may mean that her qualifications are a bit iffy for serving on the Supreme Court.  But, she may still be qualified.

    Her nomination is unlikely to cause a damaging fight in the Senate ahead of congressional mid-term elections in November or distract the Obama administration from other issues like jobs, financial regulation and climate change leglislation.

    But Kagan could still have to deal with vigorous questioning by Republicans during her Senate confirmation on hot-button issues like her opposition to on-campus military recruiting at Harvard because of U.S. policy barring gays from serving openly in the military.

    I will be looking further into her background and positions on the various issues and will inform you when I found out something more on Elena Kagan.

    H/T ReutersSource URL: http://outlawrepublican.blogspot.com/2010/05/elena-kagan-president-obama-supreme.html
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