Monday, May 10, 2010

President Obama Nominates Supreme Court Justice

Today President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (press release). If you want to watch the nomination unfold and hear Kagan's remarks, you can also do that on the White House web site. You can also view the biography of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who has served on the Supreme Court since December 19, 1975. This is the second justice that President Obama has nominated to the Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor started serving on the court on August 8, 2009.

Want to learn more about the Office of the Solicitor General which Kagan currently leads? Check out their web site, where not only will you get another brief bio of Kagan you can also read the briefs filed since she started serving in 2009.

Finally, want to read more? Why not check out the Wall Street Journal's "Obama Nominates Kagan to Seat on Supreme Court" or the Washington Post's "Obama nominates Kagan for high court: Solicitor general would be break with tradition as a non-judge." Still not enough? Check out the library's guide to the Supreme Court and Federal Courts.

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