This morning President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next Justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Kagan, who if approved would fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, is considered one of the country's top legal scholars, with friends on both sides of the political aisle. Kagan would also become the fourth woman to ever sit on the nation's highest court.
The president's choice is partially based on his desire to find a candidate outside the "judicial monastery." Kagan, has never served on the bench. Instead, she's served in the Clinton White House, as dean of Harvard Law School and, most recently, as the solicitor general, arguing the administration's positions before the Supreme Court.
Kagan's background leaves an usually small paper trail, making it difficult to know her position on many of the hot topic issues that the court could face.
And while Kagan is known for her ability to work with Republicans and Democrats, an overwhelming majority of Republicans voted "no" during Kagan's confirmation as solicitor general. The "no" votes primarily stemmed from her decision to block military recruiters from Harvard Law School, because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy.
Our question for you today: What Do You Think of President Obama's Pick of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court?