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Monday, May 10, 2010
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
BREAKING NEWS .... OBAMA TO NOMINATE KAGAN
On Friday it was our Governor naming Joe Fernandez to a Circuit Court seat. And today, President Obama will nominate Elena Kagan at the nation's 112th justice. Kagan is currently the Solicitor General of the US.
Assuming Kagan wins confirmation, she will be the lone justice among the nine that did not sit on the Federal bench. In fact, she will be the first justice in nearly four decades without any prior judicial experience. (Name the last one?)
Kagan is 50 years old and a past Dean of Harvard Law School. She earned degrees from Princeton, Oxford and Harvard. She clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, who was the last Solicitor General to go from that position to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, every justice on the court will have studied law at either Harvard or Yale.
CAPTAIN OUT .....