Obama announces Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan
May 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (UPI) Elena Kagan, a former Harvard Law School dean and current solicitor general, will be nominated to join the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kagan, if confirmed, would be the fourth woman on the country's highest court and, at 50, the youngest member who could have a voice on U.S. jurisprudence for decades.
She missed out on a chance to join the federal appeals court when the U.S. Senate in 1999 never voted on her nomination by U.S. President Bill Clinton. She served as a clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall. She graduated from Harvard Law School, where she later served as dean from 2003 until joining the Obama administration as solicitor general.