Monday, May 10, 2010
President Obama, as expected, nominated Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan to fill Justice Stevens' place on the Supreme Court. Kagan, 50, who has never served as a judge, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate with pro forma opposition from Rethuglicans. Kagan's judicial philosophy is something of a mystery for many progressives (among others) who haven't heard an articulation of her views on a number of subjects. Should make for an interesting confirmation hearing.
UPDATE: Shizzle Steele's Rethuglican National Committee weighs in with a line of attack so brainless even the National Review called them out on it.)