Sunday, May 9, 2010

Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court
President Barack Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, a person familiar with the president’s thinking said Sunday night.The move positions the court to have three female justices for the first time in history.‘What my political views or my constitutional views are just doesn’t matter.’ Elena Kagan

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been made public. Obama will announce his choice at 10 a.m. Monday in the East Room of the White House.Known as sharp and politically savvy, Kagan has led a blazing legal career: first female dean of Harvard Law School, first woman to serve as the top Supreme Court lawyer for any administration, and now first in Obama’s mind to succeed legendary liberal Justice John Paul Stevens.

However, it’s suprsingly difficult to find information abotu Kagan’s personal life. According to one (very, very sketchy) Internet message board , Kagan is “with a female former partner of another leading legal academic.”Meanwhile, commenters over at Daily Kos seem torn on the matter. If Kagan is a lesbian, she’s never openly talked about it, though an Epinions Harvard law review does name her as a lesbian.
At 50 years old, Kagan would be the youngest justice on the court, one of many factors working in her favor. She has the chance to extend Obama’s legacy for a generation.