U.S. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, is reportedly President Obama’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, according to NBC. Kagan, a former law professor and Dean of the Harvard Law School, is considered a strong leader and concensus builder. She has not served as a judge previously and consequently has less of a record on legal issues than a typical Supreme Court candidate being elevated from one of the lower courts.
Marc Seltzer and Jessica Pieklo discuss Kagan’s resume and how her nomination is likely to be received by the Left and Right in a podcast conversation: Redefining America: Constitution and Leadership 2010 – A Kagan Nomination to the Supreme Court
Marc Seltzer also podcasts about the Supreme Court at SupremePodcast.com
Also by Jessica Pieklo: Congress Looks to Fix Age Discrimination Decision and Lieberman Say State Department Can Strip Your Citizenship