Barack Obama To Nominate Elena Kagan For Supreme Court

Barack Obama To Nominate Elena Kagan For Supreme Court

(Huffington Post) President Barack Obama intends to nominate Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice John Paul Stevens, NBC News’s Pete Williams¬†reports.

Kagan, 50, served as the Dean of Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009. Obama nominated her to serve in her current post as solicitor general early in 2009, and she won Senate confirmation by a vote of 61-31. She is the first woman to serve as solicitor general of the United States.

She was widely viewed as a front-runner when Obama was considering candidates for a Supreme Court opening last year, but the president ultimately chose Sonia Sotomayor for the job.

[Source: HuffingtonPost.com]

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