Monday, May 10, 2010

New Supreme Court Nominee: Elena Kagan

This morning President Obama nominated Elena Kagan, the current Solicitor General, to fill Justice Stevens' seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The New York Times has gathered statements by Ms. Kagan on a number of topics, including
  • abortion
  • constitutional theory
  • the death penalty
  • don't ask, don't tell
  • judicial activism
  • the Second Amendment

and other topics.

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination as Solicitor General is available online.

For more information about Ms. Kagan and reactions to her nomination, see the Gallagher guide on Supreme Court Nominations--Recent Nominees.

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