Harvard Law School administrators were notified by email this morning that Dean Elena Kagan will be leaving her position at Harvard Law School. Her new job will be as the Solicitor General for the Obama administration.
Kagan will be the first woman to occupy that position. Ms. Kagan was a law professor at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1990′s, at about the time that Barack Obama was an adjunct professor/lecturer there. She is well respected in her position at Harvard.
There is now also speculation that, in light of Gov. Richardson’s withdrawal as the Commerce Secretary designee, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius might reconsider accepting a Cabinet post in the Obama administration. It is said that the Commerce position, particularly during a recessionary period, is a high profile position, and would be ideal for someone with national political aspirations.
Obama will meet with his transition advisors today, after meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders, and the bipartisan leadership, where he will attempt to garner support for his economic stimulus package. The package is said to include a $300 Billion dollar tax cut.