Elena Kagan chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same independence, integrity and passion for the law exhibited by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
If confirmed by the Senate, Kagan would become the third woman on the high court. At 50, she is relatively young for the lifetime post and could help shape the high court’s decisions for decades.
The former Harvard Law School dean “is widely regarded as one of the nation’s foremost legal minds,” Obama said. He introduced her in the White House East Room as “my friend.”
Kagan said she was “honored and humbled by this nomination.” She called it “the honor of a lifetime.”
“I look forward to working with the Senate and thank you, Mr. President, for this honor of a lifetime.”
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Elena Kagan chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
I guess by now everyone knows, I am NOT politically correct. If they don’t, they soon will.
Regarding Elena Kagan, Barack Hussein Obama is NOT a fool, he picked a Jewish woman, one rumored to be a lesbian, because he feels no one will have the stones to question her simply because she’s Jewish, and thought by many to be a lesbian.
He knows that no one wants to appear anti-Semitic or less than sexually tolerant, it’s as simple as that. Political Correctness, and the expectation of same, reigns supreme within the Obama White House!
I can’t prove that Kagan is a lesbian, but the rumors have been out there for a very long time. Even Wikipedia had devoted a paragraph to that supposition, but it has apparently been scrubbed from their pages now.
Rumors continue, and when coupled with Kagan’s outward appearance, well, who knows?
A week ago, Ben Domenech wrote a blog post about ten candidates rumored to be on the short list of nominees for replacing John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. He asserted that Elena Kagan, Obama’s Solicitor General who is reputedly at the top of said list, “would please much of Obama’s base” and “follows [the] diversity politics of Sotomayor with [the] first openly gay justice.” CBS News then secured permission to republish said post as a column in their online opinion section, which they did for Thursday’s edition.
All hell broke loose. SOURCE
I’m not making hard accusations against Kagan or her sexuality, but the story is out there.
I didn’t start the stories about Kagan being a lesbian, but I don’t particlarly question the validity OF those stories that are out there either.
Sometimes, the sins of your youth can come back to haunt you. That may or may not be the case for Kagan, time will tell. Tiger Woods didn’t think a parade of whores would ever come out of the woodwork and speak against him. Just sayin’.
Obama cited what he called Kagan’s “openness to a broad array of viewpoints” and her “fair mindedness.”
I suppose that’s why Obama likes Kagan so much. She does have an openness to a broad array of viewpoints. So far, I can’t find even one of those viewpoints that so much as remotely resembles a view of Conservatism!
“She’s an acclaimed legal scholar with a rich understanding of constitutional law. She is a former White House aide, with a lifelong commitment to public service and a firm grasp of the nexus and boundaries between our three branches of government,” Obama said. Kagan served in the Clinton White House.
Isn’t Barack Hussein Obama thought to be, at least by some, a scholar of constitutional law?
Sure, Kagan has great educational credibility, but has she ever been a practicing attorney? Has she ever tried a case before a Judge? Any Judge? Does she have ANY concept of what it’s like to stand before the bench? I would think that should be a requirement before you’re allowed to sit ON the bench!
All of the classroom education in the world can’t fully prepare you for real life happenings.
Kagan’s schooling is wonderful starting place, but what has she done with that education? I am thinking that to take a law professor, even one with an exceptional academic background, and placing them on the highest court in the land, would be akin to taking a recent graduate from flight school and giving them a pilots seat on the Space Shuttle.
Kagan was formerly dean of Harvard Law School and Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law at Harvard University. She was previously a professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School. She served as Associate White House Counsel under President Bill Clinton. SOURCE
It really doesn’t matter I suppose, Barack Hussein Obama wants her on the SCOTUS, and for now, the Democrats have control of the U.S. House and Senate.
That too shall soon change!