The Conversation: Elena Kagan Nominated to Supreme Court

After weeks of speculation, President Obama announced his choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court today -- Elena Kagan. A 50-year-old, raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Kagan has served as the Dean of Harvard Law School and is currently U.S. Solicitor General, with years of legal experience but no time serving on the judicial bench. If her nomination is confirmed, Kagan will be the third woman currently seated on the court. It would also mark the first time that Court would...Full Story
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