A Former Solicitor General Weighs in on Elena Kagan Nomination

President Obama has chosen Elena Kagan as his Supreme Court nominee. If she were to be confirmed, she’d be the fifth former Solicitor General to later join the Court. The list includes Robert H. Jackson, Stanley Forman Reed, William Howard Taft and Thurgood Marshall.

Several experts note that if Mrs. Kagan were to be confirmed, she’d likely have to recuse herself from more than a dozen cases in the fall because of her work as Solicitor General. Thurgood Marshall had to recuse himself from about 57-percent of cases in his first year on the court.

PAUL CLEMENT ON ELENA KAGAN WRAP 1
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PAUL CLEMENT ON ELENA KAGAN WRAP 2
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PRODUCERS HAT: Del Waters interviews Jeffrey Rosen, GW Law Professor and Legal Affairs Editor at The New Republic. This broke at 10:35pm last night and that’s why an A++ producer knows how to reach his sources at home. I may have woke Jeffrey up, but he was willing to join us and he gave amazing insight!
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