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President Obama's Nominee for New Supreme Court Justice - Solicitor General Elana Kagan

Sunday, May 9, 2010

It's almost official, but confirmed by CNN is the Supreme Court nominee picked by President Obama to replace the retiring John Paul Stevens. Her name is Solicitor General Elana Kagan. The formal announcement is expected to be made at 11:00 ET. If confirmed she will be the 3rd woman justice on the bench when confirmed. She happens to be Jewish, while the other two sitting woman justice's are Catholic.
She is a former Harvard Law School dean. Her present job as Solicitor General, she is the Obama administrations's top lawyer before the Supreme Court. She has been very active in her present position. She has been solicitor general since 2009.
Prior to her present position, she worked for Justice Thurgood Marshall as a law clerk, and worked for President Clinton as an associate White House counsel.
She has never served as a judge. Her confirmation is expected to take a little more heat than Justice Sonia Sotomayor who was elected less than a year ago to the Supreme Court.

Immediately below is her employment record.

List in reverse chronological order, listing most recent first, all governmental agencies, business or professional corporations, companies, firms, or other enterprises, partnerships, institutions or organizations, non-profit or otherwise, with which you have been affiliated as an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or employee since graduation from college, whether or not you received payment for your services. Include the name and address of the employer and job title or job description where appropriate.

Professor and Dean, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138, 1999-present (2003-present as dean, 2001-present as professor, 1999-2001 as visiting professor)

Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. 20502, 1997-99

Associate Counsel to the President, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. 20502, 1995-96

Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, 1991-97 (1991-94 as assistant professor)

Special Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee, Summer 1993

Associate, Williams & COlmolly, 725 1ih St., Washington, DC 20005,1989-91

Staff member, Dukakis for President Campaign, Boston, MA, 1988

Judicial Clerk, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court, 1987-88

Judicial Clerk, Hon. Abner Mikva, U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit, 1986-87

Research Assistant, Professor Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138, Summer 1986

Summer Associate, Paul Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10019, Summer 1985

Summer Associate, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, One New York Plaza, NY, NY 10004, Summer 1984

Paralegal, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, NY, NY 10005, Summer 1983

Board Memberships:

Member, Board of Trustees, Oxford University Press, Inc., 198 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10016, 2008-

Member, Advisory Board, American Indian Empowerment Fund, 579 Main St., Oneida, NY 13421, 2008-

Member, Board of Directors, Equal Justice Works, 2120 L St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, 2008-

Member, Board of Directors, The Advantage Testing Foundation, 210 E. 86th St., NY, NY 10028, 2007-

Member, New York State Commission on Higher Education, 2007-08

Member, Board of Advisors, National Constitution Center's Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, 2006-

Member, Research Advisory Council, Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute, 85 Broad St., NY, NY 10004, 2005-08

Member, Board of Directors, American Law Deans Association, 2004-

Member, Board of Trustees, Skadden Fellowship Foundation, 4 Times Square, NY, NY 10036, 2003-

Member, Board of Directors, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, 60 E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165, 2003-05

Member, Litigation Committee, American Association of University Professors, 1133 19th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, 2002-03

Public Member, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1994-95

Member, Board of Governors, Chicago Council of Lawyers, 50 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 606


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