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Monday, May 10, 2010

"Elena Kagan, Supreme Court nominee, is a Mets fan -- will Yankees fan Justice Sotomayor object?" The New York Daily News has this report.

And at the "City Room" blog of The New York Times, James Barron has a post titled "Obama's Plan to Balance the Bench (Mets vs. Yankees)."
Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

In commentary available at Mike Madden has an essay entitled "Why Elena Kagan won't be the next Harriet Miers: Liberals grumble about Kagan's lack of a record, but the White House made the safe pick for a reason -- it's safe."

Joe Conason has an essay entitled "Don't invade Kagan's privacy: Elena Kagan is a legal scholar and advocate, not a gay-baiting politician; Her sexuality should not be an issue."

And Alex Pareene has a post titled "Right-wing convinced Kagan will support gay marriage, for some reason."
Posted at 10:27 PM by Howard Bashman

In commentary available online at Slate: Emily Bazelon has a jurisprudence essay entitled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Rock the Boat: Kagan's position on military recruiters at Harvard was hardly radical."

Jack Shafer has an essay entitled "I Wish Elena Kagan Were an Uncloseted Lesbian: Not that I have the wildest clue about her sexual orientation; Honest!"

And John Dickerson has an essay entitled "Empathy in Academia: Obama's case that Elena Kagan has a special understanding of ordinary people."
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kagan in '97 urged Clinton to ban late abortions": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"Elena Kagan's Nomination": Jeffrey Toobin has this blog post at The New Yorker's web site.
Posted at 05:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Sphinx: Why the inscrutable Elena Kagan makes everyone nervous." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.

And at Slate's "XX factor" blog, Hanna Rosin has a post titled "Elena Kagan's (Non) Sexuality."
Posted at 05:11 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Tragedy of the (Oral Argument) Commons at the Pa. Superior Court": This month's installment of my "Upon Further Review" column appears in today's edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers.
Posted at 04:55 PM by Howard Bashman

"Top Republican: Summer vote for Kagan 'doable.'" The Associated Press has this report, along with articles headlined "Inhofe says he'll oppose Kagan nomination" and "Specter to keep 'an open mind' on Kagan."
Posted at 03:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Remarks by the President and Solicitor General Elena Kagan at the Nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court": The White House has posted online this transcript. And you can access the video via this link.
Posted at 02:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"Kagan has ditched brusque Clinton-era label": Josh Gerstein has this post at his "Under the Radar" blog at
Posted at 02:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Remembering Justice Stevens": Ian Frazier has this "Shouts & Murmurs" essay in the May 17, 2010 issue of The New Yorker.
Posted at 12:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Left is mute on racial double standard in Kagan pick": Political analyst Roland S. Martin has this essay at
Posted at 11:36 AM by Howard Bashman

"Obama nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court": The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman

"Kagan should have quick path to Supreme Court": Jesse J. Holland of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 10:00 AM by Howard Bashman

"A Climb Marked by Confidence and Canniness": The New York Times has posted online this lengthy profile of Elena Kagan.

And C-SPAN, which will provide live coverage of President Obama's nomination announcement at 10 a.m. eastern time today, has this video library pertaining to the apparent nominee-to-be.
Posted at 08:52 AM by Howard Bashman

"The liberal case against Kagan is overstated; President Obama's Supreme Court pick is mainly guilty of muting her progressive ideals in the service of ambition": James Doty has this essay at

And Glenn Greenwald has a post titled "Obama's natural choice of Kagan."
Posted at 07:42 AM by Howard Bashman

"Untried, Untested, and Ready: Elena Kagan's youth and judicial inexperience recommend her for the Supreme Court." Emily Bazelon has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 07:38 AM by Howard Bashman

"Obama to name Kagan to Supreme Court; The nomination of the solicitor general to succeed Justice Stevens is expected Monday": Christi Parsons and David G. Savage have this article today in The Los Angeles Times.

Joan Biskupic of USA Today reports today that "Kagan is Obama's Supreme Court pick; Solicitor general has crossover appeal."

Margaret Talev and Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers report that "Obama to name Elena Kagan to Supreme Court today." Doyle also has an article headlined "Kagan no stranger to the travails of confirmation."

The Wall Street Journal has articles headlined "Obama to Nominate Kagan to Seat on Supreme Court" and "A Life Rooted In Pursuit of Education."

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that "Obama will pick Elena Kagan for high court: source."

The Harvard Crimson reports that "Obama to Nominate Former Harvard Law School Dean Kagan To Supreme Court."

Today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition" contained audio segments entitled "Solicitor General To Be Nominated To Supreme Court" and "Obama To Nominate Elena Kagan To High Court."

And at "SCOTUSblog," Lyle Denniston has a post titled "The times, they are a-changin'; The conflicting currents."
Posted at 07:22 AM by Howard Bashman

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