Solicitor General Elena Kagan will do a black robe, get a new title, and never have to think about a job search ever again.
The US Senate has confirmed Ms. Kagan to be the next Justice on the US Supreme Court. She is the 4th woman to be appointed to the high court, and is Pres. Obama’s 2nd appointment in his Presidency. Despite questions about her lack of judicial experience, and her stance regarding the military recruitment officers on the campus of Harvard Law School, Ms. Kagan was able to keep most of the Democrat bloc in the Senate on her side.
Ms. Kagan is replacing Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced his retirement in April. It is presumed that Ms. Kagan’s appointment will keep the balance of the court on the conservative side on most issues. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who in recent years has battled cancer, and whose husband recently passed away, has said that she is excited about having another woman on the bench, and that she has no plans of retiring anytime soon. Court watchers say that if Obama has the opportunity to make a third appointment to the bench, he will be able to establish his leftist liberal mark on the Court.