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May 10th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Obama nominates Kagan for Supreme Court

Washington (CNN) – President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, picking her to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

If confirmed, Kagan would be the third woman on the nine-justice bench and the fourth in the history of the high court. Her confirmation also would mean that the Supreme Court would have no Protestant justices for the first time in its history. Kagan, who is Jewish, would join six Catholic and two Jewish justices.

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has been a friend of Kagan's since college. He joined us on Monday's American Morning to discuss her nomination.

Filed under: Supreme Court
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Anastasya

    Elana Kagan is just what America needs...Another Goldman Sachs employee in a key position of power. We are all in so much trouble.

    May 11, 2010 at 7:13 am |
  2. ronvan

    And so now let the fun begin! I don't care if this is the best person on the planet the Repukes are going to drag her confirmation on for ever!

    May 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  3. Kenny Merriken

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —" Declaration of Independence
    Someone needs to ask Solicitor General Elena Kagan the following question: Does the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for an American begin at conception?

    May 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  4. larry

    Why are there three jews on Supreme Court when demographiically they are 3% of the US population? This gives them 11 times the representation they should have. They basically can overrule anything law the citizens of this country want to do pass.

    This country has been hijacked!!! Wake up before they openly fly the Rothschild's flag over this country.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm |